Nagpur receives warning from ICC

Spinners took 33 of the 40 wickets that fell during the third Test

Spinners took 33 of the 40 wickets that fell during the third Test

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur an official warning under its pitch monitoring process.

Nagpur, which recently hosted the third Test between India and South Africa, received a ‘poor’ rating by match referee Jeff Crowe, which was subsequently supported by the ICC.

In a release, the ICC said that their sanction “took into consideration the fact that there had been no concerns about the performance of the pitch after any of the other international matches played at this venue”.

Under the ICC’s pitch monitoring process titled ‘Sanctions for Substandard Pitches and/or Outfields’, pitches that earn a ‘poor’ rating for the first time will receive “a warning and/or a fine not exceeding USD 15,000 given together with a directive for appropriate corrective action”.

Geoff Allardice, the ICC’s general manager of cricket, and ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle decided to give Nagpur an official warning after watching footage of the match, reviewing Crowe’s post-match report and taking into account what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to say.

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