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Media report slams beer party on WACA pitch

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11:15

The on-pitch beer party by the WACA staff, hours before the Perth match, is an insult to Test cricket and a political disaster, a media report has said.

Wood dismisses WACA pitch controversy

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 11:59

Dismissing the outrage in the Indian media after groundstaff were captured in camera sitting and drinking on the pitch, the WACA chief executive Graeme Wood clarified it was customary for the groundsmen to have a drink on eve of a Test match to celebrate their hard work.

WACA pitch can have cracks due to heat: Curator

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 15:02

Curator Cameron Sutherland on Thursday said the hot conditions here have taken some sting out of the "green" WACA surface but the pitch would still suit the fast bowlers in the third Test between India and Australia beginning on Friday.