Was Pune pitch doctored? Former BCCI sec alleges ‘pitch-fixing’ and demands for a CBI inquiry

March 1, 2017, 3:07 pm
Was Pune pitch doctored? Former BCCI sec alleges ‘pitch-fixing’ and demands for a CBI inquiry
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Was Pune pitch doctored? Former BCCI sec alleges ‘pitch-fixing’ and demands for a CBI inquiry

Was Pune pitch doctored? Former BCCI sec alleges ‘pitch-fixing’ and demands for a CBI inquiry

Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) former secretary, Ajay Shirke, has come with a severe allegation against the BCCI terming the Pune Test match as 'pitch fixing' and wanted for a CBI inquiry to get to the core of the issue, reports Hindustan Times.

Shirke, also a former president of Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) which is headquartered in Pune, had come heavily on the pitch at Pune after India was bundled out within three days of the test facing a humiliating defeat to Australia.

I would like to see a CBI inquiry being initiated by the administrators appointed by the Supreme Court. It (doctoring pitches) has often plagued Indian cricket and it is high time we to get to the root of this mess. Instead of pointing fingers at various people without any evidence, I would like to see a CBI probe to find out the real culprit. Let they (CBI) check the phone records and find out who is passing on these messages
Ajay Shirke to Hindustan Times

Meanwhile,the pitch has been given a "poor" rating by the ICC match referee Chris Broad.