Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday expressed confidence in the curator at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, and the IPL Grounds Committee, to select and prepare high quality cricket pitches.
“Over the last four years we have nothing but praise for the ground staff who work tirelessly to provide the best possible pitches. We have enjoyed considerable success playing on our home ground and have developed a game plan to best suit the prevailing conditions,” said the Rajasthan Royals management in a statement here.
“Whilst all pitches might vary and some suit our style better than others, RR are happy with the quality of the conditions we play under in Jaipur and at all other grounds we have visited in the IPL. At no time have we attributed our results to the conditions of the pitch at any ground,” the statement said on the day the venue hosted its last match of this IPL edition.
In response to an adverse remark on the change of pitch for the match against Chennai Super Kings by former IPL chief Lalit Modi, the Rajasthan Royals management noted, “Our captain and players have consistently stated that we were outplayed by a very strong CSK side and credit must go to them for their performance. We note that other comments have been made by other parties, including Lalit Modi, in the media relating to the pitch. These are their own views and we would like to state that these are not those of Rajasthan Royals.”