ICC has declared the pitch of World Cup 2023
After the conclusion of the 2023 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) evaluated the five Indian grounds and provided them with an average rating that hosted the Indian team’s matches during the tournament. The ICC has provided an average rating for the two Ahmedabad grounds, which hosted high-stakes clashes between India and Pakistan, including the 2023 World Cup final between India and Australia.
The ICC rated the average pitches in Lucknow, Kolkata, and Chennai. India played their first match against Australia at one of these grounds in Chennai. In the Kolkata match between India and South Africa, Virat Kohli scored a century on a pitch that the ICC rated below average.
ICC has given "Average" ratings for Semifinal Wankhede pitch and Final Narendra Modi stadium pitch of this World Cup 2023. pic.twitter.com/yLRqYwxKOM— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) December 8, 2023
Similarly, in the Lucknow match, where the field was played against the hosts, England did not support the batting paradise and was also declared average by the ICC.
Before the semi-final
Before the semi-final, another story emerged when it was found that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had violated ICC rules by changing the pitch for the World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand in Mumbai. . The 2023 World Cup concluded almost a month ago with memorable moments and glaring failures in referee standards.
A series of errors in judgment caught the eye, and notable incidents included Angelo Mathews’ timeout. Another great moment occurred during the match against Afghanistan, where Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell showed bravery by scoring an unbeaten 201 despite a cramp injury. His unilateral efforts led the team to a resounding victory. Despite the challenges of the referees, the tournament provided plenty of entertainment and showcased the determination and skill of players like Maxwell.