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ECB announces Pitch Panel ruling on Derbyshire pitch

An ECB Pitch Panel comprising Tony Pigott and John Jameson (Pitch Liaison Officers) was convened to consider the pitch used for the Yorkshire Bank 40 match at Derby on Thursday 15 August 2013 between Derbyshire Falcons and Durham Dynamos.

After considering the pitch reports of the umpires and after interviewing the umpires, the captain and coach of both teams and the Derbyshire CCC head groundsman, the Pitch Panel upheld the umpires' decision that the pitch should be rated "poor". There were no circumstances relating to the preparation of the pitch that negated any penalty being imposed.

As a consequence and according to regulations, Derbyshire are penalised two points, such points deduction to be applied to the equivalent 2014 competition.