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Abdul Qadir slams Indian pitches prepared during Australia series

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Abdul Qadir was unhappy with the rank turners provided by Indian curators during the series against Australia © Getty Images

Lahore: Mar 26, 2013

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has criticized the pitches prepared by Indian curators for the recently concluded Test series against Australia.

“It is true that Test cricket is supposed to be a test of the batsmen and bowlers who must show the required skills to adapt themselves in different conditions and pitches but to ask any touring team to play on surfaces where the ball turns square on the first day is not justified,” Qadir said on Tuesday.

The master spinner said he was disappointed to see the quality of some of the pitches prepared in the series.

“I think there needs to be some definite policy and guidelines from the ICC and it’s member boards on preparation of pitches for tests in any country,” Qadir said.

“Even on Pakistan‘s recent tour to South Africa most of the pitches were not even and double paced,” he pointed out.

Qadir said India deserved to be 4-0 winners as they had played the better cricket than Australia.

“But as a former player and spinner, I don’t think it is fair that any batsman should be asked to play spinners who are turning the ball square from the first day of a match or you have surfaces where the bounce is uneven and there is a puff of dust most of the time a ball is bowled,” he said.

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