Sydney FC match moved from Sydney Cricket Ground after pitch furore

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SYDNEY: Sydney FC's top of the table A-League clash against Perth Glory this month has been moved away from the Sydney Cricket Ground after a ...

SYDNEY: Sydney FC's top of the table A-League clash against Perth Glory this month has been moved away from the Sydney Cricket Ground after a furore over the 'dangerous' pitch at the iconic stadium during the weekend.

"The SCG's wicket block ... compromises the uniformity of the field for football in particular," he said in a joint statement with Sydney FC and the SCG. Professional Footballers Australia called for an independent investigation into how the match was allowed to go ahead given the 'deplorable state' of the pitch, which the body said posed a clear danger to player safety.The SCG is being used by soccer, rugby league and rugby union teams in addition to hosting its usual cricket and Australian Rules matches while the neighbouring Sydney Football Stadium is re-built.

 

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