The Pindi Cricket Stadium, long criticized for its batting-friendly pitches, is set for a transformation to change the perception in the ongoing PSL 9.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued strict instructions to the stadium’s curators to craft “moderate” pitches, aiming to restore balance between bat and ball.

In recent years, the Pindi stadium has earned notoriety for its flat pitches, favoring batsmen and often leading to high-scoring encounters.

The two highest totals in the PSL history were scored on this ground in the same match. Multan Sultans scored 262 against Quetta Gladiators, while Quetta responded with 253. Additionally, Mulan Sultans’ Usman Khan also scored the fastest PSL century in that match in only 36 balls.

Source: Cricinfo

However, the PCB’s recent directive aims to change this narrative. They tasked the curators to create pitches, aimed at maintaining the balance of the game. Hence, the pitches will offer support to both bowlers and batsmen.

Crucially, the PCB has emphasized maintaining the size of the boundaries to ensure an even contest between bat and ball, enhancing the viewing experience for fans.

With five pitches designated for PSL 9 matches at the Pindi stadium, the upcoming clash between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi on March 2, 2024, promises to be a compelling start to this new era in Pakistani cricket.

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