The Pakistan Cricket Board is keeping information about the Lahore wicket under wraps.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
Lahore:The Pakistan Cricket Board is trying to keep information about the Lahore wicket under wraps after the severe criticism it received over the Multan pitch. The PCB has barred the media from entering the ground even as Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq and coach Javed Miandad made two visits to the Gaddafi Stadium to have a close look at the track. It appears Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Rameez Raja has taken matters into his own hands and has passed strict orders to officials not to make any comments on the wicket. Bouncy track Raja said the wicket will have bounce for the first two days, but will settle down thereafter. The pitch is being prepared under the supervision of English curator Andy Atkinson, responsible for preparing wickets at all international venues in Pakistan. The wicket has been a topic of intense debate ever since the first Test began in Multan where the Indians thrived on the placid track to not only pile up a huge score but also dismiss the opposition twice for a historic innings and 52-run victory. It is widely believed that a green-top wicket awaits the Indians as was evident in the comments of Miandad and Imran Khan post Multan defeat. (PTI)