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‘That’s not good for cricket. ICC needs to step in here’: Australia great blasts ‘pathetic’ India act in Nagpur

Pat Cummins-led side sought to learn more about Nagpur’s VCA Stadium and hence had planned to have a practice session before they left for New Delhi, for the second Test. But their plans scuppered by local curators, leaving Australia great fuming at India’s “pathetic” act

Australia's captain Pat Cummins, right, looks on as groundsmen work on the pitch during the second day of the first cricket test match(AP)
Australia’s captain Pat Cummins, right, looks on as groundsmen work on the pitch during the second day of the first cricket test match(AP)
Australia suffered a humiliating defeat in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar series against India, losing by an innings and 123 runs in Nagpur. The loss cleared highlighted Australia’s struggle against spin. In bid to bounce back, the Pat Cummins-led side sought to learn more about Nagpur’s VCA Stadium and hence had planned to have a practice session before they left for New Delhi, for the second Test. But their plans scuppered by local curators, leaving Australia great Ian Healy fuming at India’s “pathetic” act as he called for an intervention from the ICC.

Cricket Australia revealed that hours before Australia’s practice session in Nagpur, the team were forced to cancel after finding out that the pitch was watered on the previous day. A member of the VCA Stadium was spotted hosing down the track moments after India had wrapped up the first Test on Saturday.Speaking on SEN on Monday, former Australia wicketkeeper Healy was left furious as he called the act “pathetic”.

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