Sri Lankan Team Management Complains to ICC About Less Ideal Pitches & Training Facilities Ahead of SL vs AUS, CWC 2019 Tie
Dimuth Karunarathne of Sri Lanka (Photo Credits; Getty)

The Sri Lankan team will play their next CWC 2019 tie tomorrow against Australia at The Oval. Ahead of the game tomorrow, the Sri Lankan team management has complained to the ICC about the less ideal pitches and training facilities. The team management has also complained about less ideal accommodation and also accused the ICC of favouritism. Sri Lanka has so far played four matches and won only one of them. Their last two matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh got abandoned due to rains. Sri Lanka vs Australia Cricket Score 20th ODI Match. 

Now, ahead of the fifth game, Sri Lanka’s manager, Ashantha de Mel complained to the ICC about the matters mentioned above. The International Cricket Council has strongly refuted the claims. “What we have found out is that for the four matches we have played so far at Cardiff and Bristol, the ICC has prepared a green pitch," he told Daily News. "At the same venues, the other countries have played on pitches are brown and favourable for high scoring,” he further said.

Mel also said that the pitch prepared at The Oval is green. He also said that it was unfair on the part of ICC to prepare different pitches for different venues. He also complained about the insufficient number of practice nets. He also mentioned that the team that they are put up at, does not even have a swimming pool which is really essential for the teams.

Ashantha de Mel was asked about the same during the press conference. “We are not expecting every wicket should be white-top. We are asking for a fair wicket. You know, you have 50-50 wickets, that's what we all want and what all the spectators want,” he said. Team Sri Lanka will be hoping to have a full game as their last two matches got washed out due to rains.