Rahul Dravid pays INR 35,000 to Kanpur groundsmen for preparing sporting wicket
India’s head coach Rahul Dravid gave Green Park’s ground staff, led by Shiv Kumar, INR 35,000 for preparing a sporting pitch for the first Test against New Zealand. The tail-enders of the visitors displayed some great character in order to dominate the proceedings. They stayed firm on the pitch and denied India a win as the match resulted in a draw. The match was an intriguing contest wherein the pitch arguably played a larger role.