Ban Pune pitch curator, demands Mohammad Azharuddin after India Today sting operation

first_imgFormer India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has called for a ban on Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar, who was caught on India Today’s camera agreeing to manipulate some bounce, some movement and some balance between bat and ball for the Wednesday ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) stadium.Salgaonkar has already been barred from entering the stadium for today’s ODI and he faces preliminary action but Azhar has called for a complete ban on the curator.”Very sad that this has happened. Nobody should be allowed to go to the pitch (before a match),” Azhar told India Today.”It will have a very big impact on the match. I don’t know what sort of wicket we will get.”The curator should be immediately banned and there should be an enquiry. I do not have first-hand reaction yet but there should be an enquiry.”Hopefully, the MCA, BCCI and ACSU will work in tandem,” Azhar said in his first reaction on the expose.The BCCI and Maharashtra Cricket Association have already promised strong action . BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has said the Indian board has zero tolerance for corruption and assured India Today the guilty would be punished.last_img read more