ICC introduces penalities for poor pitches

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by woosaah, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. woosaah

    woosaah Guest


    Havnt put any news up here for a while, just thought this would interest some people. not many but some :)
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  3. Serge

    Serge Guest

    Well I'm interested ;)

    It's going to be so hard to draw the line on what is a poor pitch and what is not. There are a lot of variables.

    And by suspension of international status does that mean that if we had a poor pitch at Jade that New Zealand would not be a test playing nation until it was up to standard or just that international games can not be played at that ground?

    It's a good iniative but I think it will be hard to monitor.
  4. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah well i think it is just saying that ground. not the nation. (and Lancaster Park is always good)

    I agree it would be hard to point out if its a bad pitch, if it is like coregated iron thats understandable, but each pitch has different conditions, and thats what makes this game great. No 2 pitches are the same over the world. is it a bad pitch if ball dominates bat? the batting team could have just had a bad day, is it a bad pitch if there are no wickets falling during the day? the batting team could have been lucky, or bowling could have just been poor who knows.

    i would like to know what constitutes a bad pitch :)
  5. Zambaman

    Zambaman Guest

    I'd imagine that if the pitch was falling apart (huge cracks, loose dirt etc.) then that might constitute a poor pitch. Sort of like that one that was produced up North during a tour by a team (India I think?) a few years ago. The one that both sides said was **** house.
  6. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    hamilton? the one where they were bowled out for 70 or something? and we got it with 2 or 3 wickets down? then had a 20twenty on it (or was it 10 overs each)

    that the one you talking about? aparently that pitch is VERY good now, it was like coregated iron aparently, and that was the one i was thinking about :) also there was a pitch like that in the west indies, where they were playing a test and it ended up being abandoned because of the pitch
  7. Zambaman

    Zambaman Guest

    Yeah, I think that was it. New Zealand Cricket came down on them and said that if they didn't fix the pitch, then Hamilton wouldn't host anymore games, didn't they?
  8. Serge

    Serge Guest

    Hamilton was also home to the test match that had the huge 'crater'. It was this big arse hole in the pitch that was there from like day 2. Vetori was having a field day.
  9. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    If anyone knows anything about english county cricket, an inspection of a pitch is used if more than 15 wickets or so fall in a day and at umpires request.

    If the pitch is deemed poor by the ECB, points are taken away from that season county championship. The only problem is that clubs are less likely to use 'out grounds', which are non first class club pitches.

    I can only see a similar set of actions to be taken by the ICC

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