ICC deliver its verdict on the pitch used for India vs Sri Lanka pink ball Test, The Rohit Sharma-led Team India whitewashed Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series by triumphing the pink ball recreation in Bengaluru with an enormous margin of 238 runs. The hosts, earlier, gained the first Test in Mohali by a heavy margin of 222 runs and an innings.
Following India’s clear sweep in the longest format, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has delivered its verdict on the Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch used for the second Test. The pitch obtained a below-average score in the report submitted by ICC Match Referee for the recreation, Javagal Srinath. As a consequence, the venue will obtain one demerit beneath the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.
“The pitch offered a lot of turn on the first day itself and though it improved with every session, in my view, it was not an even contest between bat and ball,” Srinath stated in his assertion. The report has now been handed on to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the ICC stated in its press launch.
As per the revised ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process: “The venues whose pitches are rated below average by match referees receive one demerit point, while three and five demerit points are awarded to venues whose pitches are marked as poor and unfit respectively.
Demerit points remain active for a rolling five-year period and if it accumulates five demerit points or more, it is suspended from hosting any international cricket for a period of 12 months.”
Meanwhile, with the Test collection win, India have moved as much as the quantity 4 place in the ICC World Test Championship standings.