Call for rank turners ‘immoral’ – Eden Gardens curator

Prabir Mukherjee, the Eden Gardens curator, has strongly criticised MS Dhoni’s call for turning pitches, calling it “immoral”, and even sought a month’s leave from work. However, by Saturday evening, the Cricket Association of Bengal had convinced Mukherjee to come back to work.

The developments came less than a week before India’s Kolkata Test against England, and days after the BCCI deployed Ashish Bhowmick, a member of its grounds and pitches committee from Tripura, to “assist” in the preparation for the Test that starts on December 5.

The series between India and England is tied at 1-1 after India lost on a square turner in Mumbai, with their spinners taking nine wickets between them even as Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann shared 19. Read more
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