Sussex’s County Championship opener towards Lancashire unsure because of DADDY LONGLEGS infestation

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Infestation of DADDY LONGLEGS places Sussex’s County Championship opener towards Lancashire unsure after swarm broken the Hove outfield… and match may now transfer to Previous Trafford as an alternative

  • Sussex’s County Championship opener towards Lancashire at Hove may transfer
  • A daddy longlegs infestation has broken the outfield of the cricket floor
  • Officers will decide on whether or not to re-locate the match to Previous Trafford

A daddy longlegs infestation has positioned Sussex’s opening County Championship fixture towards Lancashire in jeopardy and a choice on whether or not to re-locate the match to Emirates Previous Trafford will probably be made on Friday.

An inspection of the broken Hove outfield – brought on by crane fly larvae feeding on the grassroots – will happen on Friday morning, with Lancashire ready to flip venues for his or her two Championship contests if vital.

Along with the April 8 match, the golf equipment are additionally scheduled to satisfy in Manchester from April 29-Could 2 as a part of a 10-game convention stage to this summer season’s Championship.

Sussex's County Championship opener against Lancashire could be moved after a daddy long-legs infestation damaged the outfield at Hove (pictured in October)

Sussex’s County Championship opener towards Lancashire may very well be moved after a daddy long-legs infestation broken the outfield at Hove (pictured in October)

An inspection of the damaged Hove outfield - caused by crane fly larvae feeding on the grassroots - will take place on Friday morning

An inspection of the broken Hove outfield – brought on by crane fly larvae feeding on the grassroots – will happen on Friday morning

Former Sussex groundsman Andy Mackay, the ECB’s pitch and grounds advisor will meet along with his successor Ben Gibson to look at the naked patches on the sea finish of the bottom.

‘Now we have to decide now as a result of everybody wants time to regulate to any change, not least Lancashire who might want to put together a pitch,’ confirmed a Sussex spokesperson.

Sussex have struggled to deal successfully with the bug concern because the insecticide generally deployed in such conditions has been banned within the UK since 2016.

In distinction to the 1972 Ashes, when the Australians had been left fuming after a grass-killing fungus referred to as fusarium left the Headingley pitch naked and helped Derek Underwood spin England to a three-day win, Sussex’s drawback has not affected the sq..

Officials will make a decision on whether to re-locate the match to Emirates Old Trafford

Officers will decide on whether or not to re-locate the match to Emirates Previous Trafford