Virat Kohli won’t have his say on the pitch: JSCA curator
Published - Mar 11, 2017 1:28 pm | Updated - Mar 11, 2017 1:28 pm
A lot has been going around between India and Australia, both on the field and off the field. From Smith’s act of DRS to Indian captain Virat Kohli almost calling the Aussie skipper as ‘cheat’ in the post-match media conference. It’s all heating up between the two sides.
Recently, a report in Daily Telegraph quoted that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli would be given an option to make his choice from the three wickets prepared for the 3rd Test at Ranchi.
The curator at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association stadium, SB Singh, has rubbished reports of Indian captain Virat Kohli having the choice to pick up the surface for the third Test against Australia starting on the 16th of March.
“It’s true that we have prepared three pitches – No. 4, 5 & 7 for the match, but I have never said anything about Kohli being allowed to have his say on the pitch for the match.” SB Singh, the pitch curator told the Times of India.
“There are three pitches ready for the match and its up to the match officials to decide which one is best suited for play” said the secretary of the association Debashis Chakraborty agreeing with the curator’s views.
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The pitches are in limelight this series. The pitch at Pune was a rank turner and starting breaking on the the first day itself. It was a rank turner and the match finished in just three days of play. The pitch at Bengaluru was slightly better than at Pune but it still provided a lot of bounce and turn for the spinners, and also helped seamers as some of their deliveries didn’t bounce at all and kept really low making it almost impossible for batsmen to play.
Since Ranchi is hosting its first ever Test match, it would like to be in news for all the good. The curator will make sure that the pitch doesn’t break and it provides an equal competition between bat and ball.