The International Cricket Council on Thursday said it has received the BCCI's reply regarding the pitch prepared for the Kanpur Test between India and South Africa and would soon decide on the action required to be taken into the matter.
After Match Referee Roshan Mahanama's negative report on the nature of track, on which 32 wickets fell in three days and India defeated South Africa by eight wickets to level the three-match series, ICC had sought an explanation from BCCI about the Kanpur pitch.
Now ICC's General Manager (Cricket) David Richardson and Chief Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle will consider the BCCI's reply and will decide on the action to be taken.
Both Richardson and Madugalle will have the power to impose a sanction that can range from a warning to the home Board (along with corrective action required), through a fine, up to the withdrawal of international status for a certain period for the venue in the case of repeated offences.
The BCCI will have the right of appeal against any sanction imposed, which will be heard by a member of the ICC's Code of Conduct Commission. The decision of that appeal would be final and binding on both sides.