In a shocking sting operation done by India Today, a curator of Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Ground, Pune got suspended by BCCI for being accused of ‘allowing people to tamper with the pitch.
Curator Pandurang Salgaonkar was caught red-handed saying to an undercover reporter disguised as a bookie. Pandurang was agreeing to tamper with the pitch to suit the requirements put forth by the reporter.
BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told PTI,
Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended from the Maharashtra Cricket Association's curator's post with immediate effect
He further said,
The MCA has also suspended Salgaonkar from all other positions in the association. An inquiry Commission will also be constituted by MCA. At BCCI, we reiterate that we have zero tolerance towards any corrupt activity.
The curator also claimed that the pitch for the second ODI on Wednesday is expected to witness a run-fest and claimed that a target of 337 can be achieved.
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