Indian Express – The Perth pitch was rated as “average” by match referee.


  • The Perth pitch was rated as “average” by match referee.
  • (Source: AP)Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday came out in support of the pitch at Perth during the 2nd Test between India and Australia, which was rated as “average” by the match referee Ranjan Madugalle.
  • In a tweet from his official Twitter account, Tendulkar said that more pitches should be curated such as the one in Perth to make Test cricket exciting.
  • In order to revive Test cricket and generate excitement, we need to provide more pitches like the one at Perth, where the skills of batsmen and bowlers are truly TESTed,” he wrote.
  • According to a report in Cricket Australia website, “It is understood that match referee Ranjan Madugalle rated the pitch at the new Perth Stadium as ‘average’, which is the lowest pass mark provided by the ICC when they rate the pitch and outfield of Test grounds.

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