ICC changed the rating of Indore pitch from poor to below average after an appeal from BCCI. Chris Broad, a match referee, appealed to ICC to look at the Indore Pitch after the third test match, and Then ICC gave 3 Demerit Points to the Indore Pitch. If any Pitch gets 5 demerit points, then that Stadium is banned from conducting international matches for one year.
Why did ICC give such a rating to the Indore Pitch?
The Third test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia was held at Holkar Stadium, Indore, on 17 February. In this Match, India Won the toss and decided to Bat first, but the Pitch was beneficial for the spinners.
So the Indian Team got all in 1 inning with 109 runs on board in just 33 overs, and then Australia came to bat. They to got all out 0n 197. In the second inning, India again all out at 163, giving Australia a 76-run target and Australia, with one loss, won the match.
This Test Match was over in just two days and 1 season because the Pitch is so helpful for the spinner, as from 31 wickets in this match, spinners have taken 26 wickets which is a considerable number. So this led ICC to look into this matter.
How ICC Has Changed his Rating
After the Appeal from BCCI, ICC formed a committee to look into this matter, and these committee members (Roger Harper and Wasim Khan). They have then investigated this Pitch and cognition. After all, the committee gave the report, and ICC Gave only 1 Demerit Point.
Now the Indore Pitch has regained its value.