India shouldn’t concentrate on the pitch: Ganguly

The dust might have settled in the pitch row but the Eden Gardens 22-yard-strip is going to sport a clean-shaven look on the morrow for the third Test against England as the groundsmen have mowed down the little grass left. In a development that took place moments after the Englishmen left the ground after their match eve practice, the groundsmen mowed down the 4 milimeter grass patch on the pitch before covering it.

But Eden curator Prabir Mukherjee vehemently denied saying,”We have not touched the pitch today. It’s the same as it was yesterday.” The development comes a day after Dhoni and CAB chief Jagmohan Dalmiya were seen together on one dias.

Meanwhile in a promotional event Sourav Ganguly urged India to focus on their game without thinking much on the pitch conterversy. Ganguly said it would be better for India to keep their mind away from the wicket controversy. “It will be good for India if they keep out the wicket factor from their mind. India need a good wicket, the chances will be more. I’m sure these factors will go away once the Test starts.”Read more