India has been involved in controversies lately and another one as bite the dust on Wednesday. India are taking on New Zealand in the 2nd ODI and Pune curator has been banned from entering the ground after reports emerge of alleged pitch tampering.
The pitch curator named Pandurang Salgaonkar was caught on camera leaking details about the pitch at the Pune’s MCA Stadium. Some reports claiming that bookies approached Salgaonkar asking for details of the pitch on which the match will be played.
When asked about the situation to Maharastra CA president Abhay Apte, he said: “I am here to just make one statement because since morning there has been some news which is appearing on the television on a very disturbing subject.”
He added: “I have to tell that the MCA, of course the BCCI too, along with the Committee of the Administrators (COA) have zero tolerance on such subjects, so MCA will be making a detailed enquiry on what has happened or what has appeared on television.”
“But before we have our urgent meeting, in the capacity of the MCA President , I have taken Mr. Salgaonkar under suspension with immediate effect, and all his work has been withdrawn, including his basic membership with the MCA has been withdrawn. The ICC observer has approved the pitch, the match will start on schedule.”
Recently, India were also involved in a controversy when some fans threw stones at Australia’s Team bus when they lost the 2nd T20I against them. Aussie opener Aaron Finch tweeted about this and it spread all over the world.