India v England: 2nd and 3rd Test pitches rated 'average' by ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rated both the pitch for the second Test in Chennai, which India won by 317 runs and the Ahmedabad pitch on which England were beaten in two days in the third Test against India, as ‘average’.
This means that India will not be punished by the International Cricket Council with any demerit points - demerit points can lead to venues being suspended from hosting international matches.
A below average pitch is given one demerit point, a poor pitch three points and an unfit pitch five.
If a venue collects five demerit points in a five-year period it can be suspended from hosting international matches for a year.
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