“ICC Are…”: Australia Coach Andrew McDonald’s Blunt Take On Indore Pitch’s ‘Poor’ Rating
File photo of Australia head coach Andrew McDonald.© Twitter
Following India’s crushing nine-wicket defeat to Australia in the third Test at Indore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) declared the pitch used for the match as “poor” under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process. The pitch received much criticism from experts due to uneven pace and bounce, with 30 wickets falling in just two days. Australia head coach Andrew McDonald took a dig at Team India when asked about the ICC’s decision on the pitch.
McDonald said that while the players are doing their job by playing, the ICC is rating every pitch.
“I mean, our job is to play on the pitch. So whatever they roll, our job is to solve the problem that we have in front of us. So it’s up to the others to work. I mean the ICC are.. .Yeah, they give a rating to every pitch and they gave this one a bad rating. So you know when they give it a good rating we don’t talk about it. So it’s up to them how they overcome it So the conditions were peak. I think they are peak for all three Test matches,” McDonald said during a press conference on Saturday.
According to the ICC pitch and outfield monitoring procedure, any venue can face a suspension if it is given five or more demerit points by the cricket governing body over a rolling period of five years.
Talking about the match, Australia made a strong comeback to beat India by 9 wickets in the series to reduce the four test match series deficit to 1-2.
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