No spin, no seam wicket for Champions Trophy opener, promises Cardiff groundsman

India and South Africa play on a new track at the Swalec Stadium. It may not have enough for the spinners, says chief curator Keith Exton

updated: June 06, 2013 01:08 IST
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Cardiff: The pitch on which India and South Africa start their ICC Champions Trophy campaign at the Swalec Stadium here will be a "no seam, no spin" wicket. Keith Exton, the chief groundsman of the Glamorgan County Club promises there will be no gremlins in the new pitch that has been prepared for the tournament opener.

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"It's a fresh wicket and it has taken about two weeks to get it ready for the first match of the tournament. The nature of the square here traditionally has been low and slow, but the pundits will be proved wrong this time," the 59-year-old said. (Also read: We have enough intelligence on Indian players, says AB de Villiers)

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