England Women forced to play India Test on used men’s T20 cricket pitch

  • Captain Knight: ‘We tried to get it changed but too late’
  • ECB: ‘We accept this issue shouldn’t have arisen’

England Women have been rebuffed in their request to play on a fresh wicket in their Test match against India on Wednesday and will instead have to compete on a pitch used for a men’s game last week, a situation labelled “not ideal” by the captain, Heather Knight.

England’s first Test against India for seven years will take place at Bristol on a pitch first used for Gloucestershire’s T20 Blast match against Sussex last Friday. It will also be the second consecutive home women’s Test allocated a used wicket, after England’s Ashes encounter at Taunton in 2019.

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