The financially-strapped Western Province Cricket Association says part of its turnaround strategy is to restore Newlands to its former glory.
The WPCA was reacting to the ICC’s assessment of the Newlands pitch for the second Test between the Proteas and India as “unsatisfactory”.
The Test was the shortest in history, lasting just 107 overs, with 23 wickets falling in 75.1 overs on the first day.
“The WPCA is committed to upholding the highest standards of cricket and ensuring that the playing conditions at Newlands are of the highest possible quality,” read a statement on Wednesday. “We respect the concerns raised by the ICC match referee, Mr Chris Broad, and we take this feedback seriously.
“As a responsible cricketing body, we will work closely with Cricket South Africa to review the match referee’s report thoroughly and identify all areas for improvement.
“The board of WPCA, with support from CSA, has committed itself to a comprehensive turnaround strategy to address the recent misfortunes at WPCA, which includes restoring Newlands Cricket Ground to its former glory.
“We appreciate the feedback we have received from our various stakeholders. WPCA is committed to addressing the concerns they have raised, and we remain dedicated to providing an excellent cricketing experience for players and fans alike at Newlands.”
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