Supreme Court to hear Rajasthan, MP govts' appeals against Padmaavat release
Will Ferrell Interrupts Roger Federer Interview, Goes Full Ron Burgundy
Kerber: 'Sharapova? This is the kind of match I want to have'
Halep downs Davis in marathon but the Barty party is over
Happy return for 2008 champ Maria Sharapova at Australian Open
Pune pitch curator to be suspended for giving out information
27 October 2017, 12:42 | Stacy Ballard
| INDRANIL MUKHERJEE AFP
A groundsman has been sacked after video emerged of him allegedly agreeing to tamper with the wicket before Wednesday's one-day worldwide between India and New Zealand in Pune.
In the sting operation, Salgaoncar is seen and heard speaking about tampering with the pitch to an undercover reporter, who poses as a bookie, while standing on the pitch of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here last evening.
In a serious lapse of national governing body for cricket, the BCCI acting Secretary said the match must go on. "At BCCI, we reiterate that we have zero tolerance towards any corrupt activity", he added.
"Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended from the Maharashtra Cricket Association's curator's post with immediate effect". Incidentally, earlier this year in February, the pitch in question was rated "poor" by ICC match referee Chris Board after the first Test between India and Australia. "Rest assured, if anyone found guilty, strict action will be taken", MCA president Abhay Apte was quoted as saying by India Today. According to the pitch curator, a pitch has been prepared on which the score of 337 can be easily made.
Trump's UK Trip Downgraded After Pushback
The absence of Trump's tour from her speech wsa clearest signal yet that no date has been agreed on his controversial visit. The visit will not include a stay with the Queen like Barack Obama enjoyed in 2011.
An inquiry has been initiated by the MCA and the BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has been asked to submit a report of the incident.
What has left senior BCCI officials baffled is that Salgaoncar allowed a self-confessed bookie to accompany him to the main match pitch. Under BCCI rules no unaccredited persons, including journalists, are allowed near the pitch.
This operation raises questions over the second ODI between India and New Zealand and Indian cricket overall.
"A strict action has been taken against the pitch curator and the employment relationship between Pandurang Salgaonkar and MCA stands terminated", BCCI Chief Executive Rahul Johri said in a statement.
Kid Rock says Senate 'campaign' was a stunt
For months, the MI rocker has teased a Senate run and made his political stumping a cornerstone of his current live show. After teasing the public for months the US rock star Kid Rock said that he is not running for the US Senate in MI .
How to see the Orionid meteor shower
You won't need binoculars or any fancy-pants equipment for this; you can witness the action from the naked eye. Astronomers in the U.S. can look forward to clear skies in the southwestern and eastern parts of the country.
Ford F-150, 2017 Ford Super Duty: Recall Alert
Almost 1.3 million F-150 and Super Duty trucks are affected by the recall , spanning model years 2015-2017. The company said it is "not aware" of any accidents or injuries that happened as a result of the issue.