Why Oil Protestors Gave A Threat To ICC? How ICC Will Manage This Threat? Check Full Report

In anticipation of a potential threat from oil protesters who threatened to vandalize the pitch and ground during the World Test Championship Final between India and Australia, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken extensive measures to ensure the safety and continuity of the match.

Security has been heightened at the Kennington Oval cricket ground, and the ICC has prepared two pitches as a precautionary measure. In case of any damage to the original pitch, the ICC has implemented a set of rules under Section 6.4 of the Playing Conditions to assess the situation and determine whether the match can continue on the existing pitch or switch to the alternative pitch.

The ICC has acknowledged the potential threat and has made necessary arrangements to address any pitch-related issues during the match. If the pitch gets hampered, the on-field umpires will assess its condition and decide whether it is suitable for play. They will immediately inform the ICC match referee under section 6.4.1 of the Playing Conditions if deemed unsafe or unreasonable.

Under section 6.4.4, if the decision is made not to resume play on the original pitch, the on-field umpires will determine whether it can be repaired, allowing the match to resume from when it was stopped. The ICC match referee will be consulted to ensure that any pitch repair does not unfairly advantage either team, considering the play that had already taken place on the potentially dangerous pitch.

Throughout the decision-making process, the ICC match referee will keep both team captains and the head of the ground authority informed about the situation. This communication ensures transparency and enables the relevant parties to make informed decisions. The head of the ground authority will also ensure timely public announcements are made to keep spectators and stakeholders informed.

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The World Test Championship Final is scheduled to begin at 3 pm IST from June 7th to June 11th at the Oval in London. A reserve day has been allocated in adverse weather conditions to compensate for potential interruptions.

India’s squad for WTC final: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk)
Suryakumar Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, and Yashasvi Jaiswal have been named as stand-by players for the high-stakes match

Australia’s squad for WTC final: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Michael Neser, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, David WarnerStandby players: Mitch Marsh, and Matthew Renshaw

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