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Ind vs Eng: ICC warns Trent Bridge over sub-standard pitch

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 drawn Test between England and India last month

London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially warned Trent Bridge on Monday after its pitch was rated "poor" following last month's first Test between England and India. Match referee David Boon reported the playing surface after the match in Nottingham ended in a tame but high-scoring draw.

"The International Cricket Council has today 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," read a statement from the world governing body.

"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."

The ICC said that the sanction took into account Trent Bridge's "history of producing good quality international pitches", that monitoring of the pitch preparation had been "appropriate", and that both Nottinghamshire and the England and Wales Cricket Board have pledged to relay the pitch.

Murali Vijay and Joe Root both scored centuries in the match, while there were 10 other half-centuries, including by tail-enders Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, twice, and James Anderson.

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