Trent Bridge pitch rated as “poor” by the match referee

19 Jul 2014


Dubai, July 19: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday announced that David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who was the match referee for the first Test between England and India in Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as “poor”.

 In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process,   Boon submitted his report to the ICC expressing his concerns over the quality of the pitch. This report has been forwarded to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which now has 14 days to provide its response.

After the ECB has submitted its response, ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and the ICC’s chief match referee, Ranjan Madugalle, will consider all the evidence, including studying video footage of the match, before reaching their decision on whether or not the pitch was poor and if so, if a penalty should be imposed in accordance with Clause 4 of the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process.

The ICC will make no further comments until Mr Allardice and Mr Madugalle have reached their decision.

The Trent Bridge Test was played from 9 to 13 July in which India scored 457 and 391-9dec, while England totaled 496 in its only innings.

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