Karnataka players have complained to match referee: Srinath
New Delhi: Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) secretary Javagal Srinath has said that the association will take a call about filing a complaint with the BCCI about the nature of the pitch at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara only after speaking to the players.
Upset with the treacherous surface which saw an unprecedented 33 wickets fall in less than two days, the players have already lodged a complaint with Manu Nayar, match referee for the Karnataka-Baroda Ranji Trophy semi-final, which the hosts won.
“As of now, the players have filed an official complaint letter to the match referee. We at the KSCA can only take a call once we speak to the players and coach. They are returning on Wednesday. We will speak to them and then only decide our course of action,” the former India speedster told reporters on Wednesday.
Karnataka managed just 195 runs in the two innings put together.
When Srinath was asked whether these kind of under-prepared tracks augur well for domestic cricket, he answered, “That`s besides the point. I can`t comment on the nature of the wicket because I wasn`t present there in person.”