DDCA to form inquiry committee to probe pitch fiasco

Updated: 27 December 2009 14:22 IST

The DDCA will form a two-member inquiry committee to look into the pitch fiasco which resulted in the abandonment of the fifth India-Sri Lanka ODI.

New Delhi:

The Delhi and District Cricket Association will form a two-member inquiry committee to look into the pitch fiasco which resulted in the abandonment of the fifth and final India-Sri Lanka ODI here on Sunday.

Vibhakar Shashtri, the government nominee to DDCA, said that he has been told by the association that they would put in place a committee to probe the matter.

"I have spoken to (DDCA secretary) S P Bansal and he has assured me that the association will form an inquiry committe which will submit report within one week. The guilty will be brought to the book," Shashtri said.

The fifth ODI was into its 24th over when the match was abandoned because of a pitch that was not fit for play and irate fans hurled water bottles and broken chairs to give vent to their anger.

The BCCI summarily disbanded its Grounds and Pitches Committee after the fiasco at Ferozeshah Kotla.

"I think, it is a very shameful and disgusting incident for both the DDCA and the state of Delhi," Shashtri said. He said he would ensure that the DDCA did not sweep the entire thing under the carpet.

"If the association does not take any step then I will force them to do that and will reveal my further course of action only then," Shashtri said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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