Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, May 31, 2008
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Sport
Nxg

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |



Sport - Cricket Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

NCA preparing bouncy pitches

Bangalore: Plans are afoot at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to unveil in two months, a set of practice pitches that promise bounce and pace.

The earlier practice pitches — a mix of normal turf as well as hard cement wickets — located at the periphery of the KSCA ‘B’ ground, have been dug up and are being re-laid with clay from Nanjangud, an industrial town near Mysore, being a key ingredient. “We are hoping to have good bouncy tracks in about two months. This is an NCA initiative,” said the academy’s Administrative Manager Col. Nair.

The process of altering the existing practice pitches commenced on May 19. “Initially the plan was to have six pitches with good bounce and carry but now we have added an extra one and that makes it seven,” said A.V. Jagannath, KSCA curator, who is supervising the technical specifications.— Principal Correspondent

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Sport

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |


Sportstar Subscribe


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2008, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu