MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The Sri Lanka group has complained to the World Cup organizers approximately the pitches rolled out for their video games and are unhappy with the first-class of their lodging.
Although their two most-latest matches have been washed out in Bristol, Sri Lanka commenced their marketing campaign on two bowler-pleasant pitches in Cardiff. They lost to New Zealand and clinched a narrow win over Afghanistan.
Heading into Saturday’s suit against Australia at The Oval, Lankan crew supervisor Ashantha de Mel believes they will face some other green tune to aid their fighters.
“What we’ve got found out is that for the four fits we’ve got performed thus far at Cardiff and Bristol, the ICC has organized a green pitch,” he advised Daily News.
“At the equal venues, the alternative countries have performed on pitches are brown and favorable for high scoring.
“The pitch being organized for our match in opposition to Australia on Saturday right here at The Oval is green. It is not bitter grapes that we’re complaining about.
“But it’s far very unfair on the part of the ICC (International Cricket Council) that they prepare one kind of wicket for sure groups and any other type for others.”
The Sri Lankan camp has been additionally dissatisfied with the usual schooling facilities and lodging, according to de Mel, who stated the worries were formally delivered to the ICC’s notice.
“Even the practice facilities furnished at Cardiff were unsatisfactory,” he introduced.
“Instead of 3 nets, they gave us best two, and the resort we were put up at Bristol did now not have a swimming pool, which may be very critical for each group – for the fast bowlers, especially, to loosen up their muscle tissues after practice.
“The inns that Pakistan and Bangladesh have been placed up at Bristol had swimming pools.”
The ICC confirmed they obtained the criticism; however, they disregarded allegations about pitch and unfair remedy.
“We hire an unbiased pitch advisor to paintings with the host curators in any respect ICC activities, and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is no special,” the governing frame said in a statement.
“We are satisfied with the wickets which have been produced throughout the event so far in English conditions.
“At the coronary heart of our making plans is the philosophy that all ten groups are treated equally to allow them to have the excellent feasible training for the event,” it added.
“As part of the four-yr planning system to deliver this occasion, we have liaised with all groups to ensure they’re satisfied with their installation and are to be had to paintings with them have to any issues arise which have no longer been formerly anticipated.”