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Kotla pitch a great embarrassment to Indian cricket: Gill

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New Delhi Dec 28 (ANI) : Union Sports Minister M S Gill on Monday termed the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch fiasco as a great embarrassment and said the Cricket Board and the DDCA owe an explanation to the country.

Gill's comment came a day after the a match between Indian and Sri Lanka was abandoned due to a dangerous track.

Speaking to the media, Gill said : "It is very unfortunate and a great embarrassment for the country. It should not have happened. I watched the match a bit on TV and it was terrible to see such an incident taking place."

"What I can say. All those who are in-charge of cricket nationally and state-wise can only answer on the issue," he added.

On Sunday, to the embarrassment of DDCA and the entire nation, the game at the Kotla stadium was called off when the Sri Lankan innings was into its 24th over after Thilina Kandamby complained to on field umpires about the dangerous bounce.

The incident also triggered off crowd trouble as incensed spectators hurled water bottles and ripped the stadium's chairs. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, December 28, 2009, 15:30 [IST]
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