BCCI organises Workshop-cum-Seminar for curators

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New Delhi, Jun 13 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organised a two-day Workshop-cum-Seminar for the curators of all the affiliated units staging the domestic matches at Rajkot on June 8-9.

Speaking on the occassion while inagurating the seminar BCCI Secretary, Niranjan Shah stressed the need for standardising pitch preparation and the necessity to provide good playing surfaces to junior as well senior cricketers.

The Workshop included sessions on pitch preparation, good drainage systems in the ground, the need for sprinkler systems for proper maintenance of the outfields and proper maintainance of the turf.

These sessions were conducted by chairman, Ground and Pitches Committee Daljit Singh, and his colleagues P R Vishwanathan and Dhiraj Parsana.

At the time of the seminar one whole session was devoted to the demonstration of the modern ground equipments and their proper use, at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.

On the second day, Stanley Saldanha made an audio-visual presentation based on the pitches in the domestic season of 2007-08.

BCCI Joint Secretary, M P Pandove said, the curators play an important role in providing good playing conditions and there was a need to train them and make them competent.

Daljit Singh also observed that there was improvement in the pitches during the domestic tournaments and that one of the success-stories of IPL has been the excellent wickets and outfields at all the venues even in the months of April and May.

Shah requested Daljit Singh and his colleagues to start a Curators' course. He further advised the senior curators to put together a syllabus for a certificate course to be conducted by the BCCI for curators.

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