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Gavaskar slams English Board for poor ground facilities

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Former India captain and legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Wednesday (July 10), came down hard on the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the organisers of the ICC World Cup for failing to take adequate measures to cover the ground on Tuesday (July 9) to ensure that the India-New Zealand semifinal could resume after a rain break.
"Nature has its own ways and that is not controllable by humans, so the rains washing out the game after New Zealand had almost completed its innings is understandable. What, however, is not understandable and acceptable is to see, once again, the ground partially covered against the rain," Gavaskar wrote in his column published in the Times of India.

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