The pitches have come under the scanner in the last month. While Pakistan have been criticized for preparing dead pitches during the ongoing three-match Test series against Australia, India have got one demerit point for preparing a below-average pitch for the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Even the first two Test matches between West Indies and England have been played on dead tracks leading to draws. Former England player David Lloyd has urged West Indies and England to protest against the wickets. Both the teams will play the series decider at Spice Isl.
“Officials in Grenada should make the last match a contest. Matt Parkinson should join Jack Leach in the playing XI. If the wicket is not upto the mark, both sides should protest,” he was quoted by The Daily Mail.
“I don’t know who prepares the pitch, but this is the second time to see the lifeless track in recent times. Like this one, the Rawalpindi pitch for the opening Test between Pakistan and Australia was as dead as a doornail. Nobody likes to see this sort of cricket,” he added.
The third and final Test begins on March 24 at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.