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Wasim Akram slams PCB Chairman for interfering with pitch curations



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Wasim Akram, Pakistan's former captain, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the low quality of pitches being prepared for the Benaud-Qadir Trophy match between Pakistan and Australia.

The left-arm seamer blasted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja and captain Babar Azam for choosing "dead pitches," which have proven to be a nightmare for bowlers.

After the first Test match already ending as a draw, Australia have piled on more than 550 runs in the second Test match after batting for more than two consecutive days.

"In our days chairman of the PCB never used to interfere in the preparation of the wicket," said Akram.

Slow wickets were utilized against the West Indies in the past under Imran Khan's captaincy, but the wickets always turned and produced results.

Preparing a slow wicket is an art form that necessitates a specific approach in which the middle of the pitch is rolled less and a large area of the pitch is left dry to allow the ball to grip and turn. According to the former all-rounder.

"I tried to watch the game, and after two balls being a bowler, I knew that this match is going towards a draw. The Australian team have scored 500 runs at the end of Day two with the loss of seven wickets and haven’t declared yet, they might declare soon, but what kind of match is going on." Akram added.