Eden curator Mukherjee in trouble after outburst!

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:06 [IST]
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Kolkata, Dec 7: BCCI vice president, Niranjan Shah on Friday blasted the veteran Eden curator, Prabir Mukherjee for the breach of 'code of conduct' after he expressed his views in the media.

Niranjan Shah reacting to Mukherjee's outburst said "Tell me, which other curator in the past has gone and talked to the media like he has done. There is a code of conduct that the Board has established and he should have adhered to it instead of airing his views in the media. He cannot go scot free."

The veteran curator also felt that it was unethical to change the pitch without a written document.

BCCI hits out at Eden curator

"It is unethical to tamper with the pitch as per the liking of the captain. I have not done it in my life. Why should I do it now? What happens if the pitch does not last for five days? Let them give me in writing then I will do it," the outspoken Mukherjee had maintained.

Having designed the pitch for 14 Tests during the last two decades, Mukherjee felt he was insulted and decided to go on medical leave.

"This is the treatment I get after more than two decades of my service at CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal). It was an insult for me," Mukherjee had told PTI.

"I expected some sort of protection from CAB and thought that they would stand by me. Instead they are after me. My BP shot up 170/100 last night. After the check-up, the doctors have advised me a complete rest for a month. I've sent the medical report and request for a medical leave for a month to the CAB this morning," he had said.

After the incident Mukherjee had also blasted Dhoni for asking for a turner, which did not go well with the team management and the curator, further prompted him to put his papers.

But the scenario changed within a couple of days, as Jagmohan Dalmiya insisted Mukherjee to continue his job and do not quit, following the pitch-drama.

"There is no issue at all. We have sorted out the differences. Prabir Mukherjee was the Eden Gardens curator. He will be in-charge of the Test match against England stating on December 5 and the India versus Pakistan ODI on January 3, next year," CAB chief Dalmiya said.

Though the differences between Dhoni and the curator was sorted out before the Kolkata Test, the recent development raises doubts over the curator's involvement in the Indo-Pak ODI to be played at Kolkata on Jan 6, 2013.


Story first published:  Friday, December 7, 2012, 16:01 [IST]
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