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Miandad: No need of drop-in pitches in Pakistan



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Pakistan's legendary batter Javed Miandad has slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and said there is no need to install drop-in pitches in Pakistan.

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja announced the side will avail a drop-in pitch as the board look to upgrade the quality of cricket across the country.

PCB has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard. The pitches have an estimated cost of Rs. 37 crores.

"There is no need of drop-in pitches in Pakistan, every kind of pitch is made in Pakistan. We also became world-class players by playing on these pitches," Miandad said while talking to media at a local hotel in Karachi,” he said.

"Very few know this that basically the idea of the drop-in pitch was first introduced by Kerry Packer in Australia as he didn't have grounds to organize world cricket series," he added.

Meanwhile, he also criticized the government for not investing in sports. "Whoever comes in the government, talks about doing big things but nothing is happening, the government should invest in sports, it is necessary to attract the youth towards sports."