Global Cricket Academy visits Pak for seminar on pitch preparation

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Dubai, Jun 12 (UNI) The ICC Global Cricket Academy's (GCA) head curator Tony Hemming is excited after visiting Pakistan for a seminar on the art of preparing pitches.

''The three-day course was very rewarding,'' Hemming said.

''The International Cricket Council's GCA is committed to improving all areas of the game and the seminar allowed ground staff from Pakistan to come together to discuss the art of preparing a cricket pitch,'' he added.

Hemming also emphasised the importance of training young curators in the art of preparing sporting pitches to improve the quality of cricket in the sub-continent.

''To develop cricketers of the future, we also need to develop young curators who have an educational science background that can work alongside the more experienced curators. In time they will be producing pitches that can favour a more entertaining game on the Asian sub-continent,'' he stated.

During the seminar in Lahore, Hemming talked to more than 30 participants about pitch construction, preparation and measuring pitch performance.

He also discussed environmental issues, planning for Test matches and effective record keeping.

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