The International Cricket Council on Monday reported that Trent Bridge has been given an official warning under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process after the first Test between England and India a month ago. The match finished in a draw.
The sanctions available to the ICC for a poor pitch include a warning and/or a fine of up to $US 15,000 with a directive for appropriate corrective action.
Notwithstanding, given that Trent Bridge has an extraordinary past record, that the pitch was accurately observed before the match, and that the pitch is situated to be relaid in the nearby season, the ICC have connected the base punishment of an official warning.
The authorization considers the Nottingham venue’s history of delivering great quality international pitches, that the observing of the pitch planning by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) before the Test was fitting, and that there was a guarantee by both the ECB and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to transfer the pitch in front of the following international cricket season.
In arriving at the verdict, the ICC watched that the pitch did not give a reasonable between the bat and the ball all through, and reasoned that the pitch ready for the match was of an unsuitable standard for Test cricket.
The finding was made by the ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and the ICC’s chief match official, Ranjan Madugalle, after David Boon, who was the match referee for the Trent Bridge Test, appraised the pitch as “poor” at the finish of the Test.