Curator inspects Kochi stadium

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 21:53 PM IST

Kochi: Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) Curator K Parthasarthy today inspected the preparation of the pitch and the outfield for the India-Australia ODI at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Oct 17 and expressed satisfaction.

“I am satisfied. Iam coming here for the first time after the relaying of the outfield. The top dressing of the pitch has been given, but rolling has to be done”, parthasarthy later told reporters. He has also given certain instructions.

Due to the incessant rains, parts of the ground is water logged.

Parthasarthy was here on the request of the Kerala Cricket association (KCA).

KCA sources said the `Pitch was completing well and rolling will be done as soon as the sun comes out`.

The stadium, which is being renovated at an estimated cost of rs 30 crore, can accomodate about 55,000 spectators.

PTI