England Women forced to play India Test on used men’s T20 cricket pitch


  • Captain Knight: ‘We tried to get it changed but too late’
  • ECB: ‘We accept this issue shouldn’t have arisen’

England Women have been rebuffed in their request to play on a fresh wicket in their Test match against India on Wednesday and will instead have to compete on a pitch used for a men’s game last week, a situation labelled “not ideal” by the captain, Heather Knight.

England’s first Test against India for seven years will take place at Bristol on a pitch first used for Gloucestershire’s T20 Blast match against Sussex last Friday. It will also be the second consecutive home women’s Test allocated a used wicket, after England’s Ashes encounter at Taunton in 2019.

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Written by Raf Nicholson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/15/england-womens-cricket-heather-knight-says-used-pitch-for-india-test-not-ideal under the title “England Women forced to play India Test on used men’s T20 cricket pitch”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.