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Rawalpindi penalised for ‘below average’ pitch

  • Afp, Rawalpindi
  • 14 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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Rawalpindi penalised for ‘below average’ pitch

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Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium's pitch received a second successive demerit point after the lifeless track yielded 1,786 runs across four innings of the first Test between Pakistan and England last week.

If a venue accumulates five demerits in five years it is suspended from hosting international cricket for 12 months.

The pitch was given a demerit point in March during the previous Test played at the venue when some 1,187 runs were scored for the loss of just 14 wickets as Pakistan and Australia meandered to a tame draw.