Aargau CC mat set on fire

Article reproduced from the Aargau Zeitung.

The charred remains of the mat © ZVG
The charred remains of the mat © ZVG

As reported in the Aargauer Zeitung, last Friday evening unknown perpetrators set fire to the cricket mat stored at the club house of the Kreuzzelg sports complex in Wettingen.
According to the canton police press release, the groundskeeper noticed the fire. "We were able to quickly extinguish the fire with water, preventing a major fire," says the groundsman. Due to the groundman's quick action, the fire caused no further damage.
The cricket carpet belongs to the newly founded Aargau Cricket Club and is rolled up after every training and game.

Who set the cricket carpet on fire remains unclear. The canton police has started a criminal investigation and are looking for witnesses who may have seen the arsonists on Friday 17th May 2019, between 5 and 5.30pm.
If anyone can help the police with their enquiries they are requested to contact the inverstigators in Baden (tel.: 056 200 11 11).

The original article was written for the Aargauer Zeitung and appeared on their website on Tuesday 21st April 2019 & has been translated into English for the Cricket Switzerland website.