BCCI send curator to check Vadodara pitch ahead of Ranji final

Updated: Jan 08, 2011, 23:23 PM IST

Vadodara: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today send its pitch curator Sudhir Nayak here to inspect the pitch at Motibag ground where the Ranji Trophy final would be played between hosts Baroda and Rajasthan from January 11 to 14.

Nayak`s visit followed following Karnataka coach, Saranth Kumar`s complain to the BCCI after his side lost the semi-final against Baroda in less than two days.

The semi-final match between Karnataka and Baroda was over in less than two days with an astonishing 33 wickets falling in five sessions.

After inspecting the Motibag pitch, Nayak said, "This pitch is good. It is the right choice for the final and will assist bothe the pacers as well as spinners."

"I landed in the city today after the BCCI directed me to come here."

He opined that the reliance pitch is not suitable for becoming venue for two days or three days match.

Expressing his opinion on the pitch, Baroda captain Pinal Shah said that there was nothing wrong with the wicket and the batsmen required passion and determination to spend time on it.