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India vs South Africa: Kotla pitch inspection done, decision on Sunday

There has been no instructions as such from the Indian team management demanding any specific sort of wicket.

By: PTI | New Delhi | November 28, 2015 10:30:23 pm
Curators at the DDCA might just be able to breathe easy while preparing the Kotla strip with India already having won the series. (Source: File) Curators at the DDCA might just be able to breathe easy while preparing the Kotla strip with India already having won the series. (Source: File)

The chairman of BCCI’s pitches and grounds committee Daljeet Singh on Saturday came for his first inspection of the Feroz Shah Kotla track where India will be playing South Africa in the inconsequential fourth cricket Test from December 3-7.

According to sources, there has been no instructions as such from the Indian team management demanding any specific sort of wicket.

With the series already in pocket, the curators at the DDCA might just be able to breathe easy while preparing the Kotla strip.

Daljeet dropped in at the Kotla in the afternoon and then spoke to the DDCA curator Ankit Datta before leaving the stadium premises.

While chief curator refused to speak anything about the kind of track that will be dished out for the fourth Test, it has beeen learnt that a final decision on the way forward will be taken on Sunday.

“DDCA’s working president Chetan Chauhan, who is also the in-charge of the ground, will have a meeting with Daljeet on Sunday and something concrete about the kind of track that will be prepared, will be known. In any case, if Daljeet has something in mind, he will need to speak to Chauhan and intimate him about it,” a senior DDCA functionary told PTI.

The main square of the Kotla has been under cover for the last three days due to the foggy Delhi weather. It has been learnt that local groundsmen have not yet started any work on the main square as they are busy preparing the practise wickets.

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