While the blame game is yet to settle in India over the turning track in Pune, best utilised by unfancied Australia to give the home team a hiding, the BCCI and host Maharashtra Cricket Association would heave a sigh of relief to know they have escaped any sanction from the ICC.Sources have confirmed to India Today that the match referee has submitted his report over Pune Test playing conditions to ICC and there is no mention of the wicket being ‘poor’ or ‘unfit’. (Australian media hail Pune Test win no one saw coming)”Given that the track was not up and down, the ball turned consistently, the seamers picked up wickets and there were runs scored, the match referee found no complaints against the track put to use in Pune,” a source confirmed.The Pune Test which lasted eight sessions and a few overs finished on Day 3 and saw the famed Indian batting line up fold over for 105 and 107 respectively in the two innings. The Steve Smith led Australian team won the toss to post 260 in the first innings and managed to put together 285 in the second essay thanks to a gutsy hundred by the captain against a trioka of Indian spinners.The tracks for play in India remain under scrutiny as the ICC is on the look out to ensure home advantage is not misused by tailor made spinning wickets in the sub continent. (Surprised with the way Australia won: Michael Clarke to India Today)The Nagpur Test wicket during the India South Africa series in late 2015 was reported to be ‘poor’ by the ICC match referee. The BCCI had then contested the “excessive turn” charge defending India’s right to deliver spinning wickets just as seaming wickets are dished out to them overseas.advertisementUnder the sanctions’ section of the ICC’s pitch monitoring process, the penalty for a pitch given a ‘poor’ rating for the first time is a warning and/or a fine not exceeding 15000 USD’. For a wicket black marked as ‘unfit’, the venue stands to lose hosting rights for a period of 1 to 3 years. (India will now be scared of preparing turning pitches vs Australia: Sourav Ganguly to India Today)There were some concerns in the Indian ranks if the report could be adverse given that the adjudicating match referee was former English player Chris Broad whom many Indian cricketers privately charge of being particularly harsh towards them.However the ICC not finding anything adverse in the wicket does underline the modern Indian batsmen’s limitations against the ball turning big.This also opens up the template of sharp turning wickets being used in Test cricket so long as the turn and bounce is even and consistent throughout the Test match.