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