Cricket Australia did not contest the rating given by Madugalle, the governing body said in a statement. "CA...highlighted that the ground is a frequently used venue that has no history of preparing poor pitches for international cricket," the ICC said. The ICC said there was a commitment by both the Melbourne Cricket Club and CA to improve the pitches presented for international cricket at the MCG in the future.
The MCG has escaped a fine but been given an official warning for producing a 'poor' pitch for the fourth Magellan Ashes Test https://t.co/KfKvRffn19— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) January 12, 2018
The Melbourne Test was the last to be rated under the ICC's pitch and outfield monitoring process, with a revision of the system coming into effect from Jan. 4. Under the new process, if a pitch or outfield is rated as being substandard, that venue will be allocated a number of demerit points, which will be active for a five-year period. The MCG will host the first one-day international between Australia and England Sunday.
With some of the crap wickets we get to play on in the sub continent the ICC scrutinise the MCG wicket what a joke!!— Merv Hughes (@MervHughes332) January 12, 2018