Lord's Final On Line As India, England Return To Motera Stadium
Former England players demanded answers from the International Cricket Council, accusing it of letting the wealthy and powerful Indian board get away with providing poor pitches.
But West Indies great Viv Richards said England should stop "moaning and groaning" and adapt to the conditions.
The England team have largely stayed quiet during the controversy, and bowling coach Jeetan Patel said the tourists were looking for ways to repel India's spin attack.
"I expect this Test to be on a spinning wicket," he told reporters. "We need to find a way, if we won the toss particularly, to put on a decent total first up."
Spinner Jack Leach said there was more talk about the pitch in the media than in the England dressing room.