BCCI takes intiatives to improve quality of pitches in domestic cricket

The BCCI has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai to spread awareness amongst curators AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: June 1, 2012

In the wake of the India s recent struggles abroad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started taking measures to improve the quality of pitches in domestic cricket. In furtherance of that aim, it is conducting a two day workshop for the curators of the state associations.

Apart from the workshop, the BCCI has also announced a certification course for groundsmen. Agriculture graduates can take a three-week training cum certification course for preparing pitches. This programme is scheduled to take place in Mohali from July 9 to July 29, 2012.

Venkat Sundaram, chairman of BCCI s ground and pitches committee told Hindustan Times, “It was agreed in principle that the three-week programme should be followed by a training programme for the maalis (groundsmen).”

“Besides having trained professionals heading various units of curators, the need is also to train most of those who end up working on preparation and maintenance of grounds and pitches,” he said.

The BCCI has also joined hands with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai to spread awareness amongst curators.