Manoj Tiwary is Bengal skipper for this season    AFP
Manoj Tiwary is Bengal skipper for this season AFP

Ahead of Bengal s Ranji Trophy 2017-18 tie against Vidharbha, fresh controversy brewed after Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) s chief curator Sujan Mukherjee was not found available during preparations. The tie, which is being played at Bengal Cricket Academy (BCA) ground in Kalyani, saw BCCI s neutral curator SB Singh take charge of dishing out the pitch.

Bengal s captain Manoj Tiwary was critical of this and said: “I had a talk with him (Singh) and he said the Board wants sporting wickets that will last all four days.”

It is being reported by cricbuzz that BCCI had received a complaint regarding Mukherjee. In his complain, Singh, who is the chief curator of Jharkhand Cricket Association, said he was not allowed to oversee the pitch on his arrival.

He further adds that, the ground staff waited for permission or instructions from Mukherjee, who was in Kolkata at that time. Singh is the only curator in BCCI to have a pitch doctorate.

Speaking on the same CAB President Sourav Ganguly said: “It is an issue between us (CAB) and the board, and should not be spoken of in public.