Cricket pitch (not to scale)
In the game of cricket, the cricket pitch consists of the central strip of the cricket field between the wickets — 1 chainor 20.12 m (22 yards) long and 3.05 m (10 feet) wide. The surface is flat and normally covered with extremely shortgrass though this grass is soon removed by wear at the ends of the pitch.
In amateur matches in some parts of the world, artificial pitches are sometimes used. These can be a slab of concrete, overlaid with a coir mat, artificial turf, sometimes dirt is put over the coir mat to provide an authentic feeling pitch. Artificial pitches are rare in professional cricket, being used only when exhibition matches are played in regions where cricket is not a common sport.
The pitch has specific markings delineating the creases, as specified by the Laws of Cricket.
The word wicket often occurs in reference to the pitch. Although technically incorrect according to...