Curator’s course organised by The Cricket Association of Bengal kickstarted from today at Eden Gardens in order to keep up with the steep growth of demands at the new grounds, development of infrastructure and for the betterment of the game.
“CAB is in the process of developing grounds at Gayeshpur, Viswa Bharati University, North Bengal University, Dumurjala and possibly an additional facility at Kalyani to keep pace with the increasing demands for more full size cricket venues for new upcoming tournaments”, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said.
BCCI chief curator Ashish Bhowmik is conducting the sessions crafted with classes on Pitch soil, pitch preparation and maintenance, equipment operation and maintenance, turf grass management and playing conditions related to ground management. CAB Chief Curator, Sujan Mukherjee also gave his inputs considering his enormous practical experience.
CAB Hony. Secretary Snehasish Ganguly said: “We are expanding our grounds as number of matches are increasing along with new tournaments. We are developing full sized grounds for this and in need of more curators for development and maintenance of those. Our present curators are already posted for maintenance of our existing grounds and there is a demand for more full-time curators. We have made some changes in qualification criteria for this courses- the participant has to be a Ranji trophy player or a first division player for at least 10 years, has to be working full-time with us and cannot provide services anywhere else.”