The ongoing India-South Africa Test series has grabbed headlines all over the world for the pitches that have been laid out, which has not seen the Test matches going past the third day. Neither India nor South Africa batsmen have been able to impress much with pitches favouring the spinners massively.
India won the first and third Test within the first three days with spinners ruling the roost. South Africa were bundled out for 79 and 185 runs in the first and second innings in Nagpur pitch, which has received huge criticism.
The ball was turning from the first session of the Test match and the game was over on the third day itself. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that the Nagpur pitch was 'poor'.
Chairman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) pitches and grounds committee Daljit Singh believes that the cricket body will respond to it. The BCCI has 14 days to put forward a response in the matter.
"I have not seen the report. It is for the BCCI to respond, I am not (directly) in the picture. But when I am asked for my comments, I will give these to BCCI and it is for them to take appropriate action," PTI quoted Singh as saying.
The Test series, where pitches may have come under scrutiny, has also reflected that batsmen, who are more accustomed to the modern style of aggressive cricket, do not apply themselves on the batting crease much, which leads to easy dismissals. Though the pitches have supported the spinners, batsmen have failed to stand tall against the spinners.
"We always teach children that the curator does not decide the result of the game. It is the players who decide it. How they adapt and use the conditions, it is up to them," Singh said.
With all pitches in the Test series assisting spinners, the focus for the fourth and final Test match also lies on the 22 yards of strip that will be laid for the match, which starts on Thursday. Singh has assured that the Delhi pitch will be a "good cricketing pitch". He further stated, "God willing, there should be no problem."