New Delhi: Union Sports Minister M.S. Gill termed the Ferozeshah Kotla pitch fiasco as a ‘great embarrassment’ and said the BCCI and DDCA owe an explanation to the country for the abandonment of the fifth and final India-Sri Lanka ODI owing to a dangerous track.

“It is very unfortunate and a great embarrassment for the country. It should not have happened. I watched the match a bit on TV and it was terrible to see such an incident taking place,” Gill said.

“What can I say? Those who are in-charge of cricket nationally and State-wise alone can speak on the issue,” he added.

The episode has put a question mark over Kotla’s prospect as a 2011 World Cup venue as the Delhi ground faces the risk of being banned by the International Cricket Council for a minimum of 12 months. — PTI

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