ICC Rates Indore Pitch ‘Poor’ After Match Finishes on Day 3
Edited By: Aditya Maheshwari
Last Updated: March 03, 2023, 18:48 IST
The third Test match between India and Australia finished within three days (AP Image)
ICC Match Referee Chris Broad submitted his report to the ICC expressing the concerns of the match officials and after consulting with the captains of both teams.
The pitch for third Test match between India and Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been rated as poor by the International Cricket Council on Friday. The match was played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore and it was finished within three days. The pitch faced a lot of scrutiny as the spinners got assistance from the first session itself and it became difficult for the batters to score runs.
ICC Match Referee Chris Broad submitted his report to the ICC expressing the concerns of the match officials and after consulting with the captains of both teams. Following the assessment, the venue has received three demerit points.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India now has 14 days if they wish to appeal against the sanction.
“The pitch, which was very dry, did not provide a balance between bat and ball, favouring spinners from the start. The fifth ball of the match broke through the pitch surface and continued to occasionally break the surface providing little or no seam movement and there was excessive and uneven bounce throughout the match,” Broad said.
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