The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced the pitch used for the second Test between the West Indies and England was rated as "below average".
Jeff Crowe from the ICC elite panel of match referees gave the verdict in a report following the match.
The Test match took place at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
Hosts West Indies won the match by 10 wickets, with their dominant display ensuring they would win the three Test series.
Crowe, in his report, rated the pitch as "below average" with the uneven bounce at the Southern Main Pavilion End cited as the main reason for the verdict.
As a consequence the venue has received one demerit point from the ICC, taken in accordance with the governing body's pitch and outfield monitoring process.
Under the process, if a pitch or outfield is rated as being substandard, that venue will be allocated a number of demerit points.
One demerit point will be given to a venue whose pitch is rated as below average, while a more severe sanction of three and five demerit points could be awarded should a pitch be deemed poor or unfit respectively.
Similarly, two and five demerit points will be awarded to venues whose outfields are marked as poor and unfit respectively.
No demerit points, however, will be awarded when the outfield is rated as below average.
Should a venue accumulate five demerit points or more over a rolling five-year period it will be suspended from hosting international cricket for 12 months.
The venue would be suspended for two years should it reach a threshold of 10 demerit points.
The report was forwarded to Cricket West Indies.
The West Indies are currently playing the third and final Test match against England.
The hosts won the opening two Tests, leaving England seeking a consolation success in St Lucia.