According to reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to contradict International Cricket Council match referee Jeff Crowe's report on the 'poor' quality of the Nagpur pitch. Nagpur hosted the third India versus South Africa Test from November 25.
India defeated South Africa 3-0 in a four-Test series. Two matches - Mohali and Nagpur - ended inside three days.
The BCCI is likely to challenge Crowe's report, as per sources. Media reports, quoting a BCCI official, indicate that there was 'nothing wrong' with the Nagpur pitch. The ICC, on December 1, said the pitch was "poor" and needed a review.
BCCI believes the term "excessive turn is subjective" and it depends on the ability of the bowler to extract the right amount of turn, said a Board official. India have until December 15 to send their reply to ICC.
Team India director Ravi Shastri hit back at pitch critics by saying: "The pitch was absolutely not a problem. It's on both sides...You have to stop cribbing and get on with the job at hand."