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Eden curator not bothered by Srinivasan's comments

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:01 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Dec 8: Veteran curator, Prabir Mukherjee remains unfazed by Srinivasan's comments on the pitch offered for the third Test against England at Eden Gardens.

BCCI chief N Srinivasan on Friday expressed his unhappiness over Eden pitch and said that the pitch was not favouring the hosts.

Under-fire curator was asked to limit his interaction with the media on Friday, while the recent outburst would invite more trouble.

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"Let Srinivasan say whatever he wants to. I don't listen to him. I don't even speak to the (CAB) President before preparing a wicket. I act as per my knowledge of the wicket. I also don't read the newspaper reports. Let them write what they want," Mukherjee told PTI this morning.

BCCI vice-president, Niranjan Shah on Friday also blasted the veteran curator for his media outburst and had said that he 'couldn't go scot free'.

When asked Mukherjee about the heated debate of whether he would continue as curator of Eden, he said "It's a million dollar question."

It is learnt that the BCCI chief unhappy with the Eden track offered for the third Test had instructed CAB chief Jagmohan Dalmiya to take some harsh steps against the veteran curator if he doesn't agree to the board's demands.

With the recent controversy, the 83-year-old's future as Eden curator remains bleak, since CAB would also face a lot of pressure from the BCCI chief N Srinivasan, according to an official.

"CAB was out of favour for a long time, and now after we have buried the hatchet with the BCCI, we cannot afford to take them on once again," an official added.

After the Test match, Eden Gardens is scheduled to host the second ODI between Pakistan and India early next year. Now, with the recent controversy taking centre-stage, will Prabir Mukherjee be allowed to prepare the pitch for the ODI remains to be seen.

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Story first published:  Saturday, December 8, 2012, 13:44 [IST]
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