Trent Bridge Test
Wicket To Be Re-Laid
Featured News | 4th August 2014
Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Lisa Pursehouse has confirmed that the Trent Bridge Test wicket will be re-laid in the off-season after receiving an official warning under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process.
In reaching the verdict, which was made public today, the ICC observed that the pitch prepared for England's draw against India in last month's Investec Test did not provide a fair contest between bat and ball and was of an unacceptable standard.
The ICC acknowledged the tradition of consistently good pitch preparation at Trent Bridge and praised the measures put in place by the ECB to monitor pitches in the lead up to major matches.
"We're pleased that our record of producing consistently good pitches for international cricket has been reflected in this judgment," said Lisa.
"The ECB have been in close contact with our Head Groundsman throughout this process and I would like to thank them for their ongoing support.
"We accept the ruling of the ICC and we now plan to re-lay our primary Test wicket ahead of our 2015 Investec Ashes Test."
The ruling was made by ICC's General Manager - Cricket, Geoff Allardice, and the ICC's chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle.