According to the recent release of ICC, match referee David Boon rated the Trent Bridge pitch as ‘poor’. The Trent Bridge hosted the first Investec Test between England and India. Boon’s report has been forwarded to the ECB, and it has 14 days to provide an official response.

The track came under heavy scrutiny from the first day of the Test, and it remained flat all through as the match did not go into a fourth innings. While India scored 457 and 391 for 9, England scored 496 in the drawn game. England pacer James Anderson had stated the side was “frustrated” with the pitch and it had not helped them capitalise on the home advantage.

After the first day’s play, Steve Birks, the Trent Bridge groundsman, also admitted he was disappointed with the surface and said he may have “have left a bit more grass on” the pitch.

The ECB will now respond and evidence will be examined by ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and the ICC’s chief match referee, Ranjan Madugalle. In response to the ICC’s decision, the ECB and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club issued the following statement:

“ECB and Nottinghamshire are already working closely to address the uncharacteristic nature of the pitch for the Test match and ECB pitch inspector Chris Wood and Nottinghamshire groundsman Steve Birks are planning the corrective action required under the Clause 4.1 of the ICC’s Pitch Monitoring Process.

Nottinghamshire’s chief executive, Lisa Pursehouse, was quick to defend Birks’ reputation. “We are naturally disappointed to have produced a pitch rated poor, which is at odds with our record of producing consistently good pitches for international matches at Trent Bridge,” she said.

According to the ICC’s process, if a pitch is rated poor, the penalty on the first occasion is a warning and/or a fine of up to $15000 along with a directive for corrective action. On second and subsequent occasions, within five years of the first report, a fine not exceeding $30,000 is handed along with a directive.

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