Cricket-Pakistan board chief defends preparing lifeless pitch to thwart Australia

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  • Thursday, 10 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - MCC World Cricket committee Press Conference - London, Britain - July 4, 2017 Ramiz Raja during the MCC World Cricket committee press conference Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Pakistan's cricket boss has hit back at criticism of the lifeless Rawalpindi pitch that produced a dull draw in the first test against Australia, saying it was necessary to nullify the tourists' attack while protecting the under-strength hosts.

Only 14 wickets fell in the series-opener, sparking condemnation from fans and media.

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