Oval was offered as alternative
CHRIS Adams has revealed that Surrey County Cricket Club offered to stage this week's game with Worcestershire at the Oval.
The clash between the two sides was due to get underway at Worcester's New Road ground as the Mirror went to press yesterday lunchtime, but there had been some doubt.
It was originally scheduled for New Road, but due to heavy flooding it was moved to Chester Road North Ground in Kidderminster. It was then moved back to New Road on Monday after the water cleared.
Team director Adams said Surrey had offered to move the fixture to the Oval.
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He said: "It's out of our hands and nothing to do with us now, we do as we're told because it's not our fixture. If they had serious problems we offered the Oval because there's nothing there this week, but [Worcestershire] have assured us that the flood waters have resided and the damage to the pitch is far less than they anticipated."
Adams, like his squad, was itching to get back into action.
He added: "I can't wait. I just hope we get a few dry days here and there because it's not just the fact that we're not playing cricket, but it's getting very much harder to keep the practice surfaces dry as well."
Adams had Kevin Pietersen in his squad for the trip to New Road and he said it may be the only chance the fans get to see him in a Surrey shirt.
"We are hoping to get some good game time out of him because he looks in scintillating touch," admitted Adams.
"He looks like he really enjoyed the IPL and the best impact he could have is playing a significant part of winning the game for Surrey."