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What is Drop In Pitch in cricket: IND vs PAK match will be played on this pitch

By Kaif - May 2, 2024 - Last updated on May 02, 2024 04:55 PM
What is Drop In Pitch in cricket: IND vs PAK match will be played on this pitch

What is Drop In Pitch in cricket: India vs Pakistan match will be played on this pitch in T20 World Cup 2024.

What is Drop In Pitches?: After the end of the 17th season of IPL, T20 World Cup 2024 is about to start. This tournament will be played in America and West Indies from June 1 to 29. This year, for the first time the ICC tournament will be organized in America. Currently a new stadium is being built there. In such a situation, a special plan has been prepared to prepare the pitch in a short time. ‘Drop In Pitch’ will be used in New York. The Indian team will play the match against Pakistan on this ground. Apart from this, Team India will play two more matches. So let us know what is Drop In Pitch in cricket

What is Drop In Pitch in cricket

This is a pitch which is made somewhere away from the field or venue and is later brought to the stadium and laid. Drop in pitches are mostly used in Australia, because not only cricket but also games like football, rugby are played in the grounds here. In such a situation, once the cricket season is over, the drop in pitches are removed and first sand and then artificial grass is grown so that the field is ready for use again.

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‘Drop in Pitch’ is being brought from Florida to New York. A total of eight matches will be played in New York, including three matches of India. India's first group match on this ground will be played against Ireland on June 5. There will be a match against Pakistan (IND vs PAK) on 9th June and America on 12th June. India will play the last match of the group stage against Canada on June 15 in Florida.

Let us tell you that since December, ten 'drop-in pitches' have been made in Florida. All of these pitches are being constructed under the guidance of Adelaide Oval Turf Solutions, led by Damier Hogg, Chief Curator of Adelaide Oval. According to the statement issued by ICC, 4 pitches will be installed at Nassau Stadium, while 6 will be installed at nearby practice venues.

Also Read: India Team Analysis, Squad, Predictions, Schedule for T20 World Cup 2024

How is Drop In Pitch made?

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For example, if we talk about the pitch of Melbourne Cricket Ground, its length is 24 meters, width is three meters and depth is 20 cm. After the layer of black soil, grass is grown on top and this entire process takes place in a steel frame. When a cricket match takes place, these pitches weighing 30 tonnes are lifted from a customized trailer and placed on top of a 27 meter deep cement slab. Since this pitch is made inside a steel frame, it is tough and does not break like traditional pitches. Home teams keep more or less grass to take advantage of the pitch.

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2024 all Squads, Teams, Schedule, Venues

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