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Kochi's Hodge criticises IPL schedule, pitches

May 05, 2011 10:22 IST

Expressing the view that hectic traveling has adversely impacted some of the cricketers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala batsman Brad Hodge has criticized the standard of some of the pitches used during the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Hodge criticised the IPL schedule, and said that it is very tiring and taking a toll on the body of some of the players.

"We have seen every side had a run of wins and had a run of loses. One thing I found extremely demanding issue in the IPL has been travel and it seems to be hurting few players," said Hodge.

The Australian batsman pointed out that pitches used in Rajasthan and Kolkata were not up to the mark. He also criticised the two home pitches of KTK.

"The last four wickets we played on -- Kolkata, Rajasthan and two here -- they were sub-standard. They were not up to good-enough level," added Hodge.

Kochi so far, have eight points and are still in contention for a place in next stage but have lost three matches in a row.

Source: ANI