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Warning for Trent Bridge

Calcutta: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that Trent Bridge has been given an official warning under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process following the first Test between England and India last month.

In media statement, the ICC said that monitoring of the pitch preparation was inappropriate.

“The sanction takes into account the Nottingham’s history of producing good quality international pitches, that the monitoring of the pitch preparation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) before the Test was appropriate, and that there was a commitment by both the ECB and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to relay the pitch ahead of the next international cricket season,” the ICC statement said.

“In reaching the verdict, the ICC observed that the pitch did not provide a fair contest between bat and ball throughout, and concluded that the pitch prepared for the match was of an unacceptable standard for Test cricket,” it added.