Need sporting pitches for IPL 6: BCCI to curators

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Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 10:22 [IST]
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Prepare sporting pitches for IPL 6: BCCI

Chennai, Feb 6: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has instructed the curators to prepare sporting tracks for the sixth edition of Indian Premier League that begins on April 3, 2013.

A day after banning English county cricketers from practising in India, BCCI is keeping no stone unturned in order to ensure that the home conditions are not exploited during the lucrative league which includes many foreign players.

BCCI during the meeting also made it clear that curators shouldn't be pressurized by franchises regarding the pitches on offer during the cash-rich league.

"Clear instructions have been handed out to the curators that they should prepare sporting wickets and should not listen to any requests from the franchises. The franchise owners have also been apprised that they should not put any type of pressure on the curators to prepare wickets of their choice," a member of a state unit told PTI.

Following Eden Gardens curator episode, BCCI has instructed the curators and the franchises to stay away from media.

"Neither the curators nor the franchises will be allowed to speak to the media on pitch related issues," a BCCI official added.


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