'Kanpur pitch not to favour any team'

Updated: April 8, 2008, 2:11 PM IST

Kanpur: BCCI Grounds Committee chairman Daljit Singh on Tuesday said that the Green Park track for the third Test between India and South Africa here would be a sporting one and rubbished suggestions that he has been asked to prepare a pitch favouring the home team by the Board.

Singh, who inspected the pitch last evening, said he would prepare a track which would have something for both the fast and spinners.

"Both the fast bowlers and spinners will get help from the pitch. It will not favour only one team," said Daljit who is also the BCCI Pitch and Grounds Committee Chairman.

"We are preparing a sporting track. It may take spin later in the match," he said.

When asked about India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's comment that India should play on its strength at home and have spinning tracks, Daljit said pitches in the country are made according to BCCI directions.

"I don't know whether Harbhajan said it or not, but had he said it he should have spoken keeping in mind the policy of BCCI," Singh said.

First Published: April 8, 2008, 2:11 PM IST

Team Rankings

1 India 4338 121
2 Australia 4797 109
3 South Africa 3528 107
4 England 5071 101
5 New Zealand 4011 98
FULL Ranking