KARACHI: The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Monday rescinded the demerit factors slapped on Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium — after Pakistan vs England Take a look at there final month.
The ICC has additionally revoked the “beneath common” ranking given to Rawalpindi’s wicket.
The transfer comes after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) administration committee led by Najam Sethi had appealed towards ICC’s verdict.
“Following an attraction by the Pakistan Cricket Board pursuant to the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Course of, the demerit level handed to the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium for a ‘beneath common’ pitch ranking for the primary match of the ICC World Take a look at Championship collection between Pakistan and England from 1 to five December final 12 months has been rescinded,” the ICC stated in a press release.
“There have been a number of redeeming options – together with the truth that a consequence was achieved following a compelling sport, with 37 out of a attainable 39 wickets being taken. As such, the attraction panel concluded that the wicket didn’t warrant the ‘beneath common’ ranking,” it acknowledged.
Andy Pycroft, the match referee, final month had rated the stadium’s pitch that was used for the primary match of the ICC World Take a look at Championship collection between Pakistan and England as “beneath common” and the venue was then given one demerit level underneath the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Course of.
Ramiz Raja, then-chairman of PCB, had termed the wicket embarrassing. Nevertheless, Sethi — who had changed Raja a couple of days after Rawalpindi Take a look at — went to ICC and appealed towards the choice.
“We did write a robust letter to ICC on this. I’m glad that the choice has are available in our favour,” Sethi stated after ICC accepted Pakistan’s attraction.