“Building another avenue of growth…”: IPL chairman Dhumal bats for hybrid cricket pitches in India

This development marks a significant milestone in Indian cricket and is expected to impact the quality of the sport played on Indian pitches. The introduction of the SISGrass hybrid pitch, which combines natural grass with other artificial materials, stands as a testament to Indian Cricket’s continuous commitment of enhancing the quality of cricket infrastructure, thereby elevating the playing experience for both players and spectators, as per an HPCA release. SISGrass invested in India after the International Cricket Council (ICC) allowed the use of hybrid surfaces for T20 and 50-over competitions. Following the successful installation across English cricket grounds, hybrid pitches, approved for T20 and 50-over competitions, will be used for four-day County Championship matches beginning this year.