[caption id="attachment_655242" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-655242" alt="India vs New Zealand live, India vs New Zealand live score, IND vs NZ 3rd ODI match, India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI match live cricket score, live cricket score, live score, India vs New Zealand LIVE Streaming, India vs New Zealand live online streaming, live cricket streaming, live streaming" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Kanpur-Pitch.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Kanpur would be hosting the third and final ODI between the two sides which would also be the decider of the series Wikimedia Commons (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The controversy surrounding the Pune pitch for the second ODI between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/New-Zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> refuses to subside. Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci" target="_blank">B CCI</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc" target="_blank">ICC</a> are already investigating the issue. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has beefed up the security near the 22-yard strip at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, venue of the third and deciding ODI between the sides. They are currently level, at 1-1. BCCI curator Taposh Chatterjee is looking after the preparations of the Kanpur pitch ahead of the decider. Shiv Kumar, former Kanpur curator, has also been unofficially helping with the pitch preparations. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/new-zealand-in-india-2017-200791/live-scores/india-vs-new-zealand-3rd-odi-match-184505-summary.html" target="_blank"><b>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2017-18, 3rd ODI at Kanpur</b></a> <p></p> <p></p><strong>On Kanpur pitch security: </strong>"We have to be more careful after the incident in Pune. The police officials have been told that only individuals with valid accreditation can enter the stadium. This practice was already in place but we are extra-cautious now. The groundsmen too have been instructed that they don't need to discuss the nature of the pitch with anyone. What's the need for that anyway," said UPCA acting secretary Yudhvir Singh, as reported by <em>PTI</em>.