ICC rejects Sri Lanka World Cup complaints

World Cup organisers have been forced to defend the quality of the tournament’s pitches and facilities after reports of an official complaint from Sri Lanka.

The ICC refuted Sri Lanka team manager Ashantha De Mel’s claims about the pitches and said they worked with all teams equally in a bid to ensure fair treatment.

“We employ an independent pitch advisor to work with the host curators at all ICC events and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is no different,” an ICC statement read.

“We are happy with the wickets that have been produced across the event so far in English conditions.

“As part of the four-year planning process to deliver this event, we have liaised with all teams to ensure they are happy with their set-up and are available to work with them should any issues arise that have not been previously anticipated.

“At the heart of our planning is the philosophy that all ten teams are treated equally to enable them to have the best possible preparation for the event.”

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