It is to be noted that the MCG pitch has been under the scanner for the last couple of years.
It was during the 2017-18 Ashes where the pitch was rated as 'poor', by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The Test match between India and Australia, last year, saw the pitch being rated 'average', as India won the match.
Boxing Day Test
It can impact the upcoming Boxing Day Test
The venue is all set to host the Boxing Day Test (December 26) against New Zealand.
However, this fresh pitch controversy can now impact the upcoming match between neighbours.
Interestingly, the Shield match was being played on the pitch adjacent to the Test pitch, which had earned positive reviews, earlier this season.
There have been such instances in the past as well
There have been numerous instances when matches have been called off due to pitches being poor.
The notable ones are Sabina Park, Jamaica (1998), where a Test between West Indies and England was called off, along with Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (2009) which impacted an ODI between India and Sri Lanka.
The Perth pitch (1997) remains the most notorious one, where Windies beat Australia.