Bangladesh bowling coach Daniel Vettori irked over practice wickets in Indore
The senior BCB said they are not ready to react too much about this issue.
Updated - Nov 18, 2019 5:46 pm
India’s series against Bangladesh series has started on a sour note for the visiting side as they suffered an innings and 130-run defeat in the first Test match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. It was a total failure of the visiting team’s batsmen and bowlers as India piled on 493/6d and the Indian bowlers bowled them out inside three days.
Meanwhile, the focus now shifts to the first-ever day-night Test match in India which will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from November 22. As the first Test ended in three days, both the sides decided to stay in Indore and practice under lights with the pink ball for the upcoming second Test match. The preparations of Tigers took a hit when Indore curator and Bangladesh’s spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori got into an argument.
Indore curator turned down Daniel Vettori’s request for a center wicket for practice
It has been reported that Daniel Vettori had talked to Indore curator Samandar Singh Chauhan about giving the Tigers the center wicket during the practice session on November 17. Vettori had also explained the curator the rules, set by the ICC about the same. But his request was turned down immediately, as the curator insisted that since the match ended in three days, the ICC rules didn’t apply.
Samandar Singh Chauhan also pointed out that Indian batting coach had asked them to prepare the center wicket freshly for the home team batsmen to practice on. Bangladesh was given different wickets to practice and resume their drills with the pink ball. The senior Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials added that they are not ready to react too much about this issue.
“It’s true that he spoke to the curator but it’s totally their privilege. If they did not allow us to practice for one day, even that would have been within their right. All the wickets are center wickets. We got one they got one,” an official was quoted as saying by bdcrictime.com.
This led to Vettori venting out his anger at the authorities of the Indore Stadium, as like the green wicket at Holkar ground, Eden Gardens is expected to have a similar wicket for the upcoming match and Bangladesh team wanted to practice on the same pitch.