BCCI Curators Certification Course Inaugurated
Chandigarh, Jul 9 : Mr M P Pandove, Chairman NCA and Specialised Academies, BCCI has inaugurated the BCCI first Curator's Certification Course at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali.
Thirty participants from 30 affiliated states of BCCI have sent their representatives to attend this 21 days course.
BCCI had laid down the criteria of one curator from each state association for this course and the member associations were asked to send their main curator for this course.
Mr Pandove, while addressing the participants, emphasised the long awaited need of this kind of course for standardizing and upgrading the wicket laying and ground maintenance procedures at all the cricket playing centres. He stated that the idea of this course was to lay down a certain standard for preparing of wickets all over the country. The focus would be to prepare good cricketing wickets which would have something for everyone--fast bowlers, spin bowlers and the batsmen.
He said that it had been seen that Indian Team's performance abroad had not been very encouraging, because back at home the tendency was to shy away from making fast and bouncy tracks. He said that this vast country had different types of soils which would make the character of wickets in different centres invariance to each other like the western part of the country has red soil whereas southern and northern parts have the black soil.
Mr Vankat Sundram, Chairman, BCCI's Pitch and Ground Committee who is also member of the faculty thanked Mr Pandove for having taken this initiative for fulfilling this long need of a course for curators which had been lying in cold basket for over a decade. He was sure this initiative would bring a big turn around in the state of Indian wickets.