IND vs AUS: ICC took action on Indore’s pitch, imposed a big fine

IND vs AUS Indore Pitch ICC

New Delhi: The third Test played under the Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia at the Holkar Stadium in Indore could not last even two and a half days. This test was over in about an hour as soon as the third day started. After this test, once again questions have arisen on the pitch. Meanwhile, the statement of ICC, the apex body of cricket, has also come to the fore. The pitch used for the third Test was deemed substandard by the ICC under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process. The spinners of both the teams were helped by the pitch right from the start of the first day, which saw 14 wickets fall. Out of the 31 wickets that fell during the entire match, 26 wickets were taken by the spinners, while only four wickets went to the fast bowlers. One run out.

3 demerit points given to Holkar Stadium

ICC match referee Chris Broad submitted his report after consulting the captains of both the teams in the third Test. After this, three demerit points have been given to Holkar Stadium. If the BCCI now wants to appeal against it, they have 14 days. Talking on the pitch, Chris Broad said – The pitch was very dry. It did not provide balance between bat and ball. It seemed to favor the spinners right from the start.

Can be suspended for one year

“The pitch surface broke with the fifth ball of the match. She kept doing the same in between. There was no seam movement in it. There was excessive and uneven bounce throughout the match.” According to the ICC pitch and outfield monitoring process, a venue that receives five or more demerit points over a rolling period of five years will be suspended from hosting any international cricket for one year.

Next test in Ahmedabad important

The action in the Border-Gavaskar series is now back in Ahmedabad with India leading 2-1. Australia sealed their ticket to the final of the World Test Championship with a win in Indore and India have a chance to do the same if they win the final Test. If they fail to do so, they will have to rely on the performance of WTC champions New Zealand. New Zealand’s next match is against third-placed Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka can overtake India for the second spot only if they whitewash the Black Caps 2-0 in the two-match series starting March 9.

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