Curator Naik refused to comment on Wankhede strip

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Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 12:54 [IST]
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Wankhede curator Naik keeps silence

Mumbai, Nov 22: With BCCI giving a green signal for Dhoni's demands, and urging the curators to prepare turning tracks for the remaining matches of the Test series, Curator Sudhir Naik who has prepared the Wankhede strip for the second Test match remained silent, as he said details about the pitch cannot be revealed.

BCCI asks curators to prepare turning tracks

"I had a meeting with the BCCI officials and they have told me not to speak to the press. You can write whatever you want to. In any case, you people write whatever you want to," the former India pacer and Zaheer Khan's childhood coach said.

A Mumbai Cricket Association official during his interaction with the media assured that the strip would assist the bowlers of both the teams and also urged people not to get too obsessed with the wicket.

"He will not buckle under pressure. Why are we getting too obsessed with the wicket? The surface doesn't hinder the ball's air speed. Also, the early morning mist should aid the bowlers of both the teams. You can't bring any external agency to doctor the air, can you?" an MCA official told DNA on Thursday.

Moreover, he also assured that Sudhir Naik would generally prepare a wicket that lasts for five days.

According to him, there is an even covering of grass and there is no indication on how the wicket would be especially on Day One.


Story first published:  Thursday, November 22, 2012, 12:40 [IST]
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