Salman Butt slams PCB’s Chairman over Rawalpindi Pitch

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Just In: Former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt slammed Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja for the “Dead” pitch in Rawalpindi, currently hosting the first test match between Pakistan and England, and yielded 500+ runs on 1st day.

While speaking on his YouTube Channel, Salman Butt criticized the makers of the Rawalpindi pitch, saying that players could even play on this surface with small fielding bats as it has nothing supporting pacers and spinners.

“Ye sab dramebazi hai (It’s all drama). If you look at the Rawalpindi Pitch, here you can play with an even fielding bat, that small bat used by trainers for catching practice. We live in the dark ages of pitches in Pakistan. It’s shameful for us, especially, if you have a former cricketer as Chairman.”

Salman Butt’s stance came after Ramiz Raza’s admission of the poor quality of the pitch on a local sports channel when he claimed it was not a great advertisement for Test cricket and that the PCB was planning an extensive probe.

It is pertinent to mention that this is the same surface that ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle described as “Below Average” during the test match between Pakistan and Australia in March of last year, which ended in a draw with 1887 runs scored for the loss of only 14 wickets.