Daily Mail UK – MELBOURNE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes test.

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  • MELBOURNE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes test.
  • “I´d taken a step back from the physical side of work and engaged in more of a guidance role with the team to see out my contract while helping to recruit my successor,” Mitchell told Brisbane’s Courier Mail.
  • “The great West Indies side were out in those days with the four big quicks and Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards and the like…
  • Australia have not lost a test at the Gabba since 1988, when they were beaten by West Indies, and only two of the last 13 matches have been draws.
  • Australia play the Ashes series opener on Nov.


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