Indore Pitch: BCCI is expressing displeasure with the rating given by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the Indore Test which ended before the three days of play. It is also ready to fight.
First Published Mar 7, 2023, 7:25 PM IST
The BCCI, the world’s cricketing giant, has expressed its displeasure over the ICC giving a ‘poor rating’ to the recently concluded third Test between India and Australia at the Indoor venue. It is reported that ICC is preparing to challenge the decision as it is unilateral. ICC match referee Chris Broad gave a poor rating as soon as the indoor match ended, this pitch was not acceptable for Tests.
This decision taken by ICC made BCCI angry. Chris Broad gave the indoor pitch a poor rating and also gave three demerit points. BCCI will have 14 days to challenge this decision. In this context, it is reported that BCCI is preparing to challenge the decision of ICC.
It is known that former cricketers like Dilip Vengsarkar and Krishnamachari Srikanth have publicly commented that ‘indoor pitches are not good for Tests. Test cricket should not be destroyed by such pitches. But Team India’s iconic cricketer Sunil Gavaskar expressed his anger on the ICC’s decision. The ICC gave three demerit points to Indore.. He asked how many demerit points were given to the Gabba pitch in the test match between Australia and South Africa that ended in two days in Brisbane.
A BCCI spokesperson said that they are preparing to challenge the ICC’s decision, InsideSports said in an article. It is known that 1,768 runs were scored in the first Test between England and Pakistan at Rawalpindi last year. ICC has shocked the Pakistan Cricket Board for preparing a lifeless pitch. Rawalpindi declared the pitch as ‘below average’. With this, the PCB expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the ICC.
About pitch ratings..
Regarding the ICC pitch ratings, the match referee should report to the ICC after the end of each Test. In this order, the referee takes into account things like pitch and outfield. Due to these ratings, should ICC hold matches on those pitches in future? Or not..? It takes a decision. If the match referee gives five demerit points, the venue will be banned for 12 months.
– Very good
– Below average
Last Updated Mar 7, 2023, 7:25 PM IST