India Today Operation CricketGate: Key revelations and impact

first_imgThe controversy surrounding the Maharashtra Cricket Association pitch curator Padnurang Salgaonkar has rocked the cricket world and has once again put the Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI) under a cloud.India Today TV conducted a sting operation on Salgaonkar with reporters posing as bookies. The sting revealed how the curator allowed the undercover reporters to walk on the pitch and even agreed to change the wicket according to their needs just a couple of days before the India-New Zealand second ODI.WATCH VIDEOHere is a run-down of everything that transpired after India Today’s sting operation on the Pune pitch curator:MCA president promises strict action after India Today expose on Pune pitch curatorWho is Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar? No stranger to accusations of pitch doctoringBCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary ‘shocked’ after India Today expose on Pune pitch curatorJust to fire BCCI for what Pune pitch curator has done is not correct: Ganguly to India TodayCoA reacts to India Today’s Operation CricketGate: ‘Zero tolerance to corruption’Ban Pune pitch curator, demands Mohammad Azharuddin after India Today sting operationIndia Today Impact: Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar barred from entering stadiumIndia-New Zealand 2nd ODI will not be called off, sources confirm India Today The BCCI and MCA sprung into action right after the sting got aired on India Today TV with the curator getting banned from the stadium as the first step. A detailed investigation is also underway which will determine who all were involved in this scandal.advertisementThe reporters, who posed as bookies/fixers, asked Salgaonkar that two players want bounce on the pitch and if it can be arranged to which Salgaonkar replied, “it will be done”.KEY REVELATIONS FROM INDIA TODAY STING.- Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar allows outsiders to access pitch- Curator allows pitch tampering- Curator Salgaonkar ready to doctor pitch to favour bookies- Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar promises to customize pitch on demand- Curator Salgaonkar discloses inside information about the pitch- Curator promises to customise pitch on demandIMPACT OF INDIA TODAY’S STING OPERATION- Exposed curator Pandurang Salgaonkar suspended by the BCCI- ICC orders probe over pitch tampering- Pune pitch examined by BCCI’s neutral curator- BCCI, MCA and CoA promise strict action against curator Pandurang Salgaonkar- BCCI anti-corruption unit monitoring India Today’s sting operationThe pitch in question here is the same one which was rated poor by the ICC after the India-Australia Test match which was played in February this year.Australia had thrashed India by 333 runs on a rank-turner after the hosts were bowled out for 105 and 107 in both innings and the match finished within three days.India are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series after losing the first match by 6 wickets at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.last_img

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