Edgbaston Cricket Ground, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, has been given heat lamps, previously used for growing cannabis, to help the grass grow. reports the BBC.
The lamps were given to the club after West Midlands Police had confiscated them during a raid on cannabis farms. The lights will be used to mimic warm temperatures, heating up the soil aiding the growth of the grass.
Former Warwickshire bowler Charlie Dagnall thinks that the plan is a great idea. "If this is like sticking a greenhouse over the pitch and makes it more lively it can only be a good thing."
This isn't the first case of sport's grounds benefiting from police raids. Last March, Notts County were donated similar equipment, which they built lighting rigs with, aided by University students. The usual cost of the lighting rigs was over £10,000.
A similar idea is used at rescue centres to keep animals warm who have benefitted from police donations.
England's next international test at Edgbaston is in June, where they take on Sri Lanka in the final match of 5 of the one day series.
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