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Pitch drama to trigger Eden curator's resignation?

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Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:55 [IST]

Eden curator Mukherjee to resign?

Kolkata, Dec 1: Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee, who is currently on sick leave, might put his papers on Saturday, following the drama over creating a turner at Eden Gardens for the third Test against England starting on Dec 5, according to reports.

Eden Pitch Controversy: BCCI replaces curator

According to a report on Telegraph, Prabir Mukherjee Eden Gardens curator has expressed his desire to resign after he asked for a written instruction from BCCI to prepare a turner at Eden Gardens.

The Eden curator who has prepared pitches for 14 Tests so far, was sidelined ahead of the third Test match against England, following a few issues with skipper MS Dhoni and his desire for a turner at Eden Gardens.

A CAB official also informed Tekegraph that the recent developments and his age could have forced him to take such decisions, as his family members also want him to resign especially after the recent controversy over preparation of Eden pitch.

"Following the recent developments, Mukherjee said that he was extremely tired and fed up. He even spoke of his family members urging him to quit not just because of the recent controversies, but also because of his age. Mukherjee is now 83," said a CAB official.

"Still, we'll talk to him on Saturday morning and request him to continue till this Test," a senior CAB official added.

BCCI had also sent an urgent mail to Bengal Cricket, instructing them to appoint Ashish Bhowmick, the East Zone curator to take charge of Eden Gardens.

Moreover, the 83-year-old curator has not been seen in the premises since a couple of days which has raised doubts about his resignation.

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