Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar held the BCCI Pitch Committee responsible for the incident and asked the Cricket Board to take quick action.
"It is a shameful incident that this kind of pitch was prepared for an international match. BCCI Pitch Committee must be held responsible and DDCA have to answer a lot of questions. BCCI should act promptly," he said.
"Some deliveries were rearing up even from the good length, which is not good for cricket. DDCA must refund the entire money to the spectators who came to watch good cricket," he added.
Former India batsman Abbas Ali Baig feels that Delhi's future as an international venue will be at stake after Sunday's fiasco.
"It is an extremely sad and disappointing thing to have happened. The DDCA should have ensured that the pitch was well prepared to host an international match. I feel Delhi's future as an international venue is at stake. There is no excuse for preparing such a pitch," he said.
Demanding strong action against DDCA, ex-India stumper Kiran More said the incident has brought a bad name to the country.
"Strong action should be taken against DDCA and an explanation sought from the curator. It has brought a bad name to India," he said.
Former BCCI Pitch Committee chief Venkat Sundaram said DDCA should have staged some matches on the strip before holding the One-dayer.Health issues threaten New Zealand's tour to Zimbabwe
"They (DDCA) should have staged some cricket match on this pitch because the more you play on it, the more the pitch settles down.
"If you would have played two-three matches, especially Ranji Trophy matches, they would have analysed the pitch and rectified the drawbacks."
Former India batsman Ajay Jadeja gave a completely different view.
"I am a little surprised that the match was abandoned. I don't think the pitch was that bad so as to warrant an abandonment of the match," he said.
"You could have decided to abandon the match after five overs or so, that is logical. But after playing 23 overs how can you say that the pitch was not fit to play on," he added.
Former Test batsman Chandu Borde wondered why no domestic match was played on the newly laid turf to assess the nature of the track.
"This is unfortunate to abandon an international match due to a poor wicket. Such wickets are harmful to players. Before playing on a newly laid wicket some domestic matches should be played on it so that defects, if any, can be rectified," Borde said from Pune.Swann has a refreshing attitude
"Before the match, the experts like the match referee and match observer must have had a look at this wicket. How did they certify it to be playable?," he asked.