Melbourne: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch, which hosted the fourth Ashes Test, has been rated as 'poor', the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. The decision was taken under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.
This report has been forwarded to Cricket Australia (CA), who now have 14 days to provide their response, according to an ICC statement.
"The bounce of the MCG pitch was medium, but slow in pace and got slower as the match progressed. The nature of the pitch did not change over the five days and there was no natural deterioration," Madugalle said.