ICC confirms receiving BCCI's reports on Kanpur pitch

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Dubai, Apr 18 (UNI) Keeping in mind the monitoring guidelines, the ICC has confirmed receipt of correspondence from the BCCI regarding the pitch for the India-South Africa Test in Kanpur which saw 32 wickets falling in less than three days.

However, the procedure is a routine one where in after the the match, the pitch or the outfield is rated by the International Cricket Council's (ICC) match referee as poor or unfit.

Earlier, match referee Roshan Mahanama rated the pitch as poor and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was left with 14 days to submit its report on the pitch.

If the home board is not able to submit a satisfactory report, the venue (Kanpur) can be even banned from hosting an international match for a period of time.

While the least sanction that can be imposed is a warning to the home Board (along with corrective action required) or a fine.

However, the BCCI has the right to appeal against any such sanction imposed and the appeal would be heard by a member of the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission.

The decision of that appeal would be final and binding on both sides. The verdict will be announced in due course.

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