ICC upholds “below average” rating for Mirpur pitch
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ICC upholds below average rating for Mirpur pitch

by Sahir Usman Mar 16, 2018 • 15:08 PM

March 16 (CRICKETNMORE) - One demerit point has been imposed on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium for the pitch used during the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. .

The International Cricket Council has upheld the decision to impose one demerit point 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.

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board’s appeal against the sanction was considered by Geoff Allardice, General Manager – Cricket, and Anil Kumble, Chair of the Cricket Committee, who after taking into account the grounds for appeal and other relevant information, came to the conclusion that the rating given by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees was correct.

Mr Boon had rated the pitch below average according to the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process, citing uneven bounce throughout the match and inconsistent turn.

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ICC Media Release