Sourav Ganguly voices his opinion on the sting operation on Pune pitch curator

Sourav Ganguly voices his opinion on the sting operation on Pune pitch curator

I don't think there is any way of stopping people from reaching the pitch. That is an issue in Indian cricket: Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly voiced his opinion on the recent sting operation conducted by India Today on  Pitch Curator of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), Pandurang Salgaoncar.

In the sting operation, the official can be seen leaking vital information about the surface at Pune and also permitted non-officials to have look at the pitch prior to the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand.

Furthermore, it was heard that the curator ensured assistance for the pacers in the match by doctoring the pitch with some bounce, on request of the reporter disguised as the bookie.

According to laws made by BCCI and ICC codes on corruption, no outsider is allowed to have an access to the field ahead of the match. Salgaoncar also ensured that he would remain oblivious to the fact that there was trespassing ahead of the match on enquiry by the superior officials.

Let me go through the matter first: Dada

“I am watching this on TV. I really don’t know what Salgaonkar is trying to say. I don’t think there is any way of stopping people from reaching the pitch. That is an issue in Indian cricket,” claimed Sourav Ganguly according to India Times.

“(At this point) I don’t have much to say on this as I really don’t know what he was trying to do. I don’t know how he can tweak the pitch in one day and prepare it accordingly for a bookie,” further added the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

Ganguly insisted that he would want to look at the matter before making a comment on the matter, “I don’t know in what context he was saying this was he saying this in haste. Let me go through the matter first,” concluded the Prince of Calcutta.