The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to employ renowned curator Andy Atkinson to elevate the standard of pitches across the country. The board CEO Wasim Khan said that discussions with Atkinson have begun and that he would soon visit Pakistan soon and work on the pitches’ quality. Atkinson will also dispense his knowledge to the local curators and ground staff.
The British national Atkinson has previously been hired by the PCB in 2004 ahead of historic India’s tour of Pakistan. PCB’s step to include him indicates that they are serious about improving the quality of pitches to make competitive cricket the norm in the country.
The first two rounds of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019/20 season has already seen only one game ending in a result depicting the flat nature of the playing surfaces. Such contests are highly tilted in favor of the batsmen and fail to garner the interest of fans.