ICC to seek explanation from BCCI

Updated: 27 December 2009 11:51 IST

The International Cricket Council will write to the Indian Cricket Board within five days and seek an explanation on the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch fiasco.

ICC to seek explanation from BCCI
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New Delhi:

The International Cricket Council will write to the Indian Cricket Board within five days and seek an explanation on the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch fiasco.

The fifth and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka was called off on Sunday after the Kotla pitch was found to be dangerous for players as some of the Sri Lankan players were at the receiving end of the nasty pitch.

Match Referee Alan Hurst had issued a statement after the match was abandoned on Sunday.

"The decision to abandon the match was taken by myself, in consultation with the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Shavir Tarapore, and both captains as it was clear that the pitch had extremely variable bounce and was too dangerous for further play.

"Before abandoning the match, consideration was given to shifting the match to a secondary pitch. However, it was deemed impractical as the secondary pitch was not adequately prepared," Hurst said in his statement.

The BCCI will be expected to respond to the ICC within 14 days. If ICC comes to the conclusion that the pitch was inadequately prepared, it can levy penalties that can range from warning to a fine or suspension.

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