PCB blames Sri Lanka Cricket for delay in laying school pitches

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Lahore, Sep.4 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected media reports that it is purposely delaying laying three international standard pitches in one of Sri Lanka's famous 135-year-old schools, and instead blamed the Sri Lankan cricket authorities for the delay.

"The board wishes to clarify that the delay has not been made on the part of the PCB. The PCB has been constantly in contact with Sri Lanka Cricket. The board in this regard has written letters to Sri Lanka Cricket on April 28, and again on June 1, 2009 in which Sri Lanka Cricket was asked to send us the details and the cost structure for the project," The Dawn quoted a statement issued by the PCB, as saying.

The statement said the Sri Lanka Cricket has failed to provide details regarding the pitches and the cost structure for its construction, despite several reminders by the PCB.

"The PCB chairman again reminded Chairman, Sri Lanka Cricket during his visit to Sri Lanka in August, to provide the details to it and they have promised to provide the details," the statement claimed.

The statement said the board has approached Sri Lanka Cricket several times in the recent past asking them to provide the details so that the PCB may move ahead with honouring its commitment of laying the pitches.

"The PCB will be providing all necessary assistance as and when the requisite information is received from Sri Lanka," it added. (ANI)

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