IND Vs ENG: In the first Test match played at Chepak ground in Chennai, India suffered a crushing defeat by England by 227 runs. From February 13, the second Test match between Team India and England is also to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. However, the BCCI has taken a big decision before the second Test. The board has removed the curators looking after the pitch for Chennai ground. The Indian team management is now handling the pitch in association with groundsman V. Ramesh Kumar.
A change in pitch will be seen under the leadership of Ramesh Kumar. According to the information revealed, black soil will be used instead of red in the pitch. Curator Taposh Chatterjee was discharged only after the first Test match. Taposh has now got the responsibility to prepare the pitch for Indore and Jaipur grounds for Vijay Hazare Trophy matches.
The BCCI’s decision to remove Taposh is quite shocking. Taposh was included in the elite panel of curators. Apart from them, Ashish Bhowmick, who will prepare the Motera Stadium wickets for the third and fourth Test against England, Prashant K, Sunil Chauhan, and Prakash Adhav are in this panel. The first emerging panel had five other curators.
In any case, you will have to win the second test
Ramesh Kumar has no experience of preparing any pitch in first class cricket so far. Ramesh Kumar has been directly given the responsibility of preparing the pitch for the international match. The decision to remove Taposh is also related to the players’ displeasure with the pitch.
The wicket is being prepared for the second Test under the supervision of the team management. The pitch has not received proper water. For the first test, the surface contained red clay and the pitch used for the second match contained black soil.
Team India will have to win in every situation as it will remain the hopes of reaching its World Test Championship filing.