English Cricket Authorities Facing $16,000 Fine Over 'Poor' Trent Bridge Pitch

Match referee David Boon had rated the Trent Bridge pitch - used for the first Test between England and India - as poor.

updated: July 21, 2014 17:34 IST
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The first time a pitch is rated as “poor” by the ICC, a warning and or fine not exceeding $16,000 (£8,779) can be imposed, together with a directive for “appropriate corrective action”.


Trent Bridge: English cricket authorities face the prospect of a $16,000 fine after the docile Trent Bridge pitch on which England and India played out a draw in last week's first Test was rated as "poor" by match referee David Boon.

Former Australia batsman Boon's verdict, announced by the International Cricket Council on Saturday, is the first time a Test pitch in England has been labelled as "poor" by a match referee and will undoubtedly add to the embarrassment felt by officials at Nottinghamshire over the sub-standard nature of their usually excellent wicket. (England to correct Trent Bridge pitch)

Boon oversaw proceedings at Trent Bridge where, almost from the start of the match, there were complaints about an unusually dry and lifeless surface which denied the faster bowlers their due reward.

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