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BCCI files unofficial complaint on New York pitch after Rohit Sharma's injury scare

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has filed an unofficial complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the New York pitch ahead of the match against Pakistan on June 9.

Written by  Shgun S -- June 08th 2024 01:33 PM
BCCI files unofficial complaint on New York pitch after Rohit Sharma's injury scare

BCCI files unofficial complaint on New York pitch after Rohit Sharma's injury scare

PTC Web Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has filed an unofficial complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the New York pitch ahead of the match against Pakistan on June 9. This comes after India skipper Rohit Sharma received a blow on the thumb while facing throwdown specialist Nuwan in the nets. Rohit also had a painful arm and was forced to retire injured during the match against Ireland on Wednesday. He was struck in the biceps with a delivery from Ireland bowler Joshua Little.

Rohit, however, was not the only one who struggled in the nets due to the unusual bounce off the track at the practice facility. According to journalist Abhishek Tripathi, even star batsman Virat Kohli struggled when batting in nets. Kohli, on the other hand, had no injuries.


The 22-yard pitch remains a big discussion topic ahead of this high-profile match, having already received significant criticism for its unpredictability, which the ICC has formally acknowledged.

Only twice in the six innings of the stadium's three matches have teams scored more than 100 runs. Some former players have questioned if the low-scoring conditions will be beneficial in selling cricket to the American market via the showcase.

The venue's four drop-in pitches, which were laid in April under the guidance of Adelaide Oval groundsman Damian Hough, have yet to settle properly.

The uneven bounce of the field also caused safety worries for players, particularly when Indian captain Rohit Sharma was hit in the shoulder and had to stop batting during the tournament opener against Ireland on June 5.

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