MCG pitch receives official warning from ICC

MCG pitch receives official warning from ICC

India Blooms News Service | 12 Jan 2018

Melbourne/Dubai, Jan 12 (IBNS): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has been given an official warning, in relation to the ‘poor’ rating given to the pitch for the fourth Test of the Australia v England series played at the venue from Dec 26-30.

In arriving at the sanction, the ICC said it noted the comprehensive response provided by Cricket Australia, which did not contest the rating given to the pitch by the ICC Match Referee, Ranjan Madugalle, but highlighted that the ground is a frequently used venue that has no history of preparing poor pitches for international cricket, and indicated that there was a commitment by both the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) and Cricket Australia to improve the pitches presented for international cricket at the MCG in the future.

The MCG Test was the last Test to be rated under the old ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring regulations, with a revised process being introduced in men’s and women’s international cricket from Jan 4, 2018, ICC said.

Australia have hammered England in the Ashes series.

 

Image: ICC website

MCG pitch receives official warning from ICC

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