ICC Match referee rated Pune Pitch as “Poor”
The Pune pitch used for the first Test between India and Australia has been given a “negative” ranking by match referee, Chris Broad, in his record. The document has been submitted to the international Cricket Council, and the BCCI, which has been advised of the score, will now have 14 days to reply.
The test match was finished inside three days with Australia claiming a 333-run victory. Nonetheless, the pitch confirmed signs of degradation and crumbling right from the outset with spinners getting prodigious flip from the first session of the sport.
The penalty for a pitch that’s known as negative for the first time, as will be the case for Pune, can variety from a range of warning or exceptional of USD 15,000 with a directive to institute corrective measures. BCCI’s response to the rating shall be reviewed by means of ICC’s basic supervisor Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and Ranjan Madugalle from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC in shape Referees.
The ICC has six classes for score test match pitches: very good, good, above averagel, below average, negative and unfit. Incidentally, considering the fact that the Pitch and Outfield Monitoring approach commenced in 2010, the Nagpur wicket used for the 2015 test between India and South Africa was once also rated poor.
According to reports, the curators accountable for making ready the wicket in Pune have been requested to ‘Doctor’ to aid to help spin. Nevertheless, in his submit-in shape assessment, Indian captain Virat Kohli declined having passed on any instruction pertaining to the identical to any one. Correctly when requested for his evaluation of the pitch, Kohli stated: “It wasn’t any different from the turners that we played in the past.”