Indore Pitch Rating Changed After BCCI Appeal for India-Australia Match

After BCCI’s appeal about pitch rating for Indore’s Holkar Stadium. Where the third Test between India and Australia will be played, has been changed.

The pitch for the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar series was first rated “poor” and given three demerit points. But after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) filed an appeal. The rating was changed from “poor” to “below average.”

Wasim Khan, who is the ICC’s General Manager for Cricket, and Roger Harper, who is a member of the ICC’s Men’s Cricket Committee, were on the ICC panel that looked at the Test footage.

Both thought that, even though the Match Referee had followed the rules according to Appendix A of the Pitch Monitoring Process, there wasn’t enough excessively variable bounce to justify the “poor” rating.

So, the panel decided that the field should be rated as “below average.” This means that the Holkar Stadium will only get one demerit point instead of the original three.

The pitch for the third Test in Indore was very good for spinners. 14 wickets were lost on the first day. In the whole game, 26 of the 31 wickets were taken by spinners.

The Test lasted for two days and one session. At the end, Australia won, securing their spot in the ICC World Test Championship Final.

India had to wait a few more days before they were guaranteed a spot in the Final. This happened when New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in the first Test in Christchurch.

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