MELBOURNE: The drop-in pitches on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) which is able to host the second Check between India and Australia haven’t been examined and it’s a reason behind concern, says Melbourne Cricket Membership (MCC) chief govt Stuart Fox.
“It’s a concern for me as a result of I wish to give them each alternative to trial the pitches …,” Fox was quoted as saying by ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.
“… we (have been to have had) a Check occasion the opposite day and Cricket Victoria have been supporting us, we have been meant to have gamers and a two-day sport and we had the pitch able to go however the sport obtained cancelled the evening earlier than and that was actually, in the end, the results of the scenario in South Australia.”
The opening spherical matches of Sheffield Defend have been held in Adelaide as an alternative of MCG as a result of COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne and likewise plans to have a two-day trial match on the MCG this week additionally could not materialise as a result of unfold of virus in Adelaide.
“It demonstrates how susceptible we nonetheless are daily. Ideally, we might like to have a sport and we’re nonetheless engaged on that however, in the end, it might not occur,” Fox mentioned.
The unprecedented scenario has left curator Matt Web page in a spot however Fox backed him to ship a pitch which is able to have the ability to retain a excessive ranking.
“Matt is in a great place. He produced a very good pitch final 12 months that obtained a very good ranking and he is aware of his commerce. He’s 12 months three in and he’s beginning to deeply perceive our pitches in comparison with the place he was,” Fox mentioned.
The Boxing Day Check will begin on December 26.


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