New Delhi: The pitch curator of Feroz Shah Kotla ground was shown the door due to security reasons on Monday by Delhi Police.  This move has resulted in the ground remaining wet for teams when they arrive for their practice.

Delhi will host its first game of cricket World Cup on Thursday between West Indies and South Africa. The teams have already arrived in the city.

Both teams will hit Kotla for a practice session on Tuesday morning prior to their game, but pitch curators are concerned about how the teams will conduct their session as the field is damp after heavy rains on Sunday.

Curator Radhey Shyam said, "We informed the police that the 15-member staff would stay back and work till late night in order to make the ground ready for the morning practice session of West Indies and South Africa, but none of the officials paid heed to it.”

He added that it will be a blot on Delhi’s image if the teams do not get the apt conditions.

JPN/Bureau