BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary ‘shocked’ after India Today expose on Pune pitch curator

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said he is shocked with what has transpired this morning after India Today conducted a sting operation on the Pune pitch curator and caught him revealing details about the wicket on camera.India Today reporters caught the MCA pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar on camera allowing people to tamper with the pitch and even agreed to doctor the pitch according to their needs just hours before the first ball is bowled in the second ODI between India and New Zealand.”The BCCI has zero tolerance on such issues. I am not yet aware of the full thing. I will attend to it immediately and take strictest action. The guilty will not be spared,” Chaudhary told India Today.MCA president Abhay Apte also spoke to India Today right after the sting operation and promised strick action.”We will look into the matter. Rest assured, if anyone found guilty, strict action will be taken,” Apte said while on his way to the stadium.The reporters, who posed as bookies/fixers, asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and if it can be arranged to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.Salgaonkar also said that it is going to be a 337-340 wicket either way. He also assured on camera that a score as big as 337 will be chaseable.Salgaonkar even allowed our reporters to inspect the pitch in person, clearly violating the laws as set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).advertisementRemember the pitch in question here is the same one which was rated poor by the ICC after the India-Australia Test match which was played in February this year.Australia had thrashed India by 333 runs on a rank-turner after the hosts were bowled out for 105 and 107 in both innings and the match finished within three days.India are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series after losing the first match by 6 wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.last_img

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