12 Feb 2021: India vs England: BCCI removes Chepauk pitch curator
Following India's defeat in first Test in Chennai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has removed its pitch curator Taposh Chatterjee.
The curator was to monitor the pitch preparation at the MA Chidambaram Stadium for the second Test, starting February 13.
Now, the Indian team management is overseeing the pitch preparation along with chief local groundsman V Ramesh Kumar.
Fact: Kumar will prepare the pitch for second Test
It is understood that Kumar hadn't prepared a pitch even for a First-class game before doing so for the first Test. He has now been assigned the crucial task of preparing the pitch, for which black soil will be used instead of red.
Chatterjee: Chatterjee to oversee the preparation of pitches for domestic matches
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) confirmed the development.
"Taposh has left. He was there for the first match. V Ramesh Kumar will oversee the preparation for the second Test," TNCA secretary RS Ramaswamy told IANS.
Reportedly, Chatterjee of Central Zone has been tasked to oversee the preparation of pitches for the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches in Indore and Jaipur.