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ST AUGUSTINE - A pitch slammed as "unfit" by South Africa capped a week of woe for this year's World Cup organisers in Trinidad.
A string of mishaps has undermined the admirable efforts of World Cup staff and volunteers, who have worked hard, cheerfully and efficiently to try and remain in control of situations that were pre-destined to deteriorate.
Play in the warm-up match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Frank Worrell Memorial Ground was held up for seven minutes on Friday.
With players complaining about the ball making erratic bounces, South African coach Mickey Arthur and his Pakistan counterpart, Bob Woolmer, even came on to the field after 16 overs to discuss the state of the pitch with umpires Peter Parker and Ian Gould.
Off the field, International Cricket Council (ICC) officials became engaged in a flurry of telephone calls to try and resolve the issue.
"Mickey and [South African captain] Graeme [Smith] both consider the pitch unfit for play," South African media manager Gordon Templeton said.
"The issue is the safety of the players," Rushmans media manager Ed Walsh said.
The surface calmed down as the sun rose higher and by the afternoon the pitch had been tamed.
It was the second time in a week that matches at the ground were overshadowed by incidents that were beyond the players' control after a fallen sightscreen held up play for 77 minutes during Pakistan's contest against Canada on Tuesday. - Reuters