To enhance the quality of pitches in various stadiums, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally obtained Government clearance for imported Australian soil.
As per media reports, the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi has taken the lead by initiating the removal of old soil, paving the way for the introduction of imported soil.
The imported soil pitches also been used for Asia Cup matches 2023.
According to PCB officials, We are thrilled to have received the green light from the government to import Australian soil for the preparation of pitches for the Asia Cup 2023. Our aim is to create a level playing field and provide a fantastic cricketing experience for players and fans alike.
The PCB management intends to seed the soil to replicate bouncy Australian pitches in major stadiums such as the National Stadium, Gaddafi Stadium, and Pindi Stadium.
It is worth mentioning that the cricket board had faced severe criticism for batting-friendly surfaces during the three-match Test series against Australia and England.
Last year, PCB signed an agreement with the Arif Habib Group for the installation of new pitches but later requested the company to suspend the purchase of the pitches.