PCA to take extra measures to minimise the dew affect

Updated: 11 December 2009 10:01 IST

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will take extra measures to minimise the dew factor when India take on Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international

Mohali:

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) will take extra measures to minimise the dew factor when India take on Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international match here on Saturday.

"We will be seeking permission from the match referee (Jeff Crowe) to allow the ground staff to quickly run in with the ropes to clear the dew at the fall of every wicket," PCA President I S Bindra told reporters here.

"Last time, we had employed this measure and the then match referee Chris Broad had given us permission after seeing that no extra time was wasted in the exercise," he said. India lost to the visitors in the first match in Nagpur.

BCCI's Grounds and Pitches Committee Chairman and PCA curator Daljit Singh said in view of the cold conditions prevailing in the region, they have stopped watering the ground three days prior to the match.

"We will also be using the anti-dew spray to minimise the dew effect, which can get heavy in the evening, especially when we are having clear sunny days," he said.

On tomorrow's wicket, Singh said a score of 160-plus would be challenging for any team chasing under the lights.

"Surely, one can expect a lot of variation as the game progresses but overall it will be a hard and bouncy wicket, with the grass finely rolled in," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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