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IPL schedule involves too much travelling: Hodge

Brad HodgeKochi, May 5 : Kochi Tuskers' Australian batsman Brad Hodge has criticised the demanding schedule of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), saying that the tournament involves "too much travelling".The cash-rich event is seven-weeks long and requires the players to travel all across India to feature in a minimum of 14 games. Hodge said the scheduling could have been better.

"We could have done better in the IPL this time. The schedule I think is hectic," said Hodge. "There are 10 teams and they have done their best to make a good schedule, but it involves too much travelling.

The nature of pitches have been another talking point of the IPL and Hodge feels that pitches used in Kochi in the earlier games in Kolkata and Jaipur were sub-standard.

"We could have won a few more matches but got struck on a few sticky wickets. Some of the pitches like the one in Calcutta (Kolkata) and Jaipur could have been better," said the 29-year-old Australian. (IANS)

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