Cricket pitch soil used for decades may be dug up and replaced due to Protocol

Special cricket pitch soil used for generations may have to be dug up and replaced due to the Northern Ireland Protocol, a groundsman said. The special clay-containing material known as loam can be obtained from counties in England to give the ball its predictable bounce on the pitch. Post-Brexit bureaucracy has caused problems for suppliers sending a range of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Carrickfergus Cricket Club groundsman Michael Kennedy said: “If we do not get this stuff it looks like we are going to have to dig our square up and replace it with something else and that is going to be a disaster.”. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 09 2021. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Cricket. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire
Special cricket pitch soil used for generations may have to be dug up and replaced due to the Northern Ireland Protocol, a groundsman said. The special clay-containing material known as loam can be obtained from counties in England to give the ball its predictable bounce on the pitch. Post-Brexit bureaucracy has caused problems for suppliers sending a range of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Carrickfergus Cricket Club groundsman Michael Kennedy said: “If we do not get this stuff it looks like we are going to have to dig our square up and replace it with something else and that is going to be a disaster.”. PA Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 09 2021. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Cricket. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire