How does Sri Lanka manual drying system outperform Super Soppers?

How does Sri Lanka manual drying system outperform Super Soppers? Around 60 guys are responsible for covering and uncovering the land in Sri Lanka.

So far, the Asia Cup 2023 in Sri Lanka has been hamper by rain, with several matches. Particularly those between India and Pakistan, being call off owing to inclement weather. However, the ground crew did an outstanding job of covering and drying the ground in time for the games to resume on time.

In Sri Lanka, the entire process of covering and exposing a cricket ground is done by hand. As oppose to the usage of cutting-edge technology in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) countries. Around 60 trained groundsmen execute the full job.

However, contrary to popular belief, the complete procedure does not take that long. According to ESPNCricinfo, it takes approximately 30-45 minutes to cover the full playing field at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. During high winds, the process takes an additional 15-20 minutes.

The team also uncovers the moist ground methodically as they drain water from one cover to the next towards the drain’s outermost area. They save roughly an hour by doing the entire procedure by hand rather than utilizing a super-sopper.

Notably, the super-sopper cannot be driven quickly, and the water it absorbs must be drain at regular intervals. The R. Premadasa Stadium is cover with 26 covers, each measuring 100ft × 100ft and costing 4-6 lakh Sri Lankan rupees.

Also Visit: Virat Kohli became the fastest to 13000 ODI runs

Asia Cup 2023 final to be shift?

The groundsmen were spot utilizing various means to dry the pitch during Pakistan vs India Super 4. Match 3 of the Asia Cup 2023, including electric fans and Halogen lights. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is considering moving the Asia Cup 2023 final from Colombo to Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele due to significant rain anticipated in the next days, according to sources.

The supporters have openly expressed their unhappiness with ACC for organizing the tournament during Sri Lanka’s rainy season and have asked that it be moved.

Also Read: Fans react to Virat Kohli’s excessive celebration following Dimuth Karunaratne’s wicket

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

My Cricket Deal
© Copyright 2021 My Cricket Deal