BCB contest below average rating for Mirpur pitch
Feb.28 (CRICKETNMORE) - David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees had imposed one demerit point on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium for a “below average” pitch.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has appealed against the one demerit point imposed on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium for a “below average” pitch used during the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from 8-10 February 2018.
David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees rated the pitch below average according to the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, citing uneven bounce throughout the match and inconsistent turn.
The appeal will be heard by 14 March as per the period stipulated in the Pitch Monitoring Process and will be determined by Geoff Allardice, General Manager – Cricket, and Anil Kumble, Chair of the Cricket Committee.
The appeal will be determined taking into consideration the match referee’s report, report from the home board, videos of the match and the grounds for appeal as submitted by the BCB today.
ICC Media Release