Feroz Shah Kotla gets BCCI inspection; decision on track tomorrow

With the Freedom series already won, curators might just be able to breathe easy while preparing the Kotla strip.

PTI| Updated: Nov 28, 2015, 21:50 PM IST
Feroz Shah Kotla gets BCCI inspection; decision on track tomorrow

New Delhi: The chairman of BCCI's pitches and grounds committee Daljeet Singh on Saturday came for his first inspection of the Feroz Shah Kotla track where India will be playing South Africa in the inconsequential fourth cricket Test from December 3-7.

According to sources, there has been no instructions as such from the Indian team management demanding any specific sort of wicket.

With the series already in pocket, the curators at the DDCA might just be able to breathe easy while preparing the Kotla strip.

Daljeet dropped in at the Kotla in the afternoon and then spoke to the DDCA curator Ankit Datta before leaving the stadium premises.

While chief curator refused to speak anything about the kind of track that will be dished out for the fourth Test, it has beeen learnt that a final decision on the way forward will be taken tomorrow.

"DDCA's working president Chetan Chauhan, who is also the in-charge of the ground, will have a meeting with Daljeet tomorrow and something concrete about the kind of track that will be prepared, will be known. In any case, if Daljeet has something in mind, he will need to speak to Chauhan and intimate him about it," a senior DDCA functionary told PTI today.

The main square of the Kotla has been under cover for the last three days due to the foggy Delhi weather. It has been learnt that local groundsmen have not yet started any work on the main square as they are busy preparing the practise wickets.