Whenever there is a Test series in India, the host team has been accused of preparing the pitch on its own. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is to begin between India and Australia from Thursday and before that once again a controversy has arisen over the pitch. 

Some experts in Australia have accused India of tampering with the Nagpur pitch and have demanded ICC’s intervention. Please tell that some photos of the pitch of Nagpur’s VCA Stadium have spread on social media. Australian batsman Steve Smith said after a closer look at the pitch that the wicket was very dry.

Left-handed batsmen will face trouble –

Elaborating further, Smith said that the left-arm spinners are expected to get more help here. At the same time, some former cricketers and experts in Australia have demanded intervention from the ICC.

According to Fox Cricket’s report, journalists present at the ground have claimed that only the middle part of the Nagpur pitch was watered and rolled. On the other hand, the area where the left-arm bowler will bowl has been left dry.

This has reportedly been done at both ends of the wicket. India is accused of trying to create trouble in front of Australia’s left-handed batsmen. Australia has left-handed batsmen like David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Travis Head in the top order. An Australian cricket writer described India’s preparation as ‘pitch doctoring’.

Drama on the pitch in Nagpur –

Robert Craddock said on SEN, ‘The best thing said about the pitch is that it is the same for everyone. When there was a lot of grass on the Gabba pitch, people said ‘it was not a good pitch, but all the same it was. But you can’t say the same about the Nagpur pitch. Australia has six left-handed batsmen in the top-8. So if you will prepare multiple parts of the pitch, it is directly called pitch doctoring. The 90 percent inside me will be disappointed at this, but the 10 percent are saying that this is an accounting of the series. I enjoy this kind of drama in test cricket.’

ICC should intervene –

Former Australia all-rounder Simon O’Donnell said that if the ICC feels that something is not right then it should intervene. He said, ‘ICC should intervene and do something. If they think it is not right then so be it. If the ICC feels that the pitch is not right, then there is an ICC referee in the match and the ICC watches the match. But when it comes to India, such things are not considered.’

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