Eden has a true one-day pitch: curator
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Eden has a true one-day pitch: curator

The curator says there is some grass on the pitch and it will favour the batsmen.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2007 17:55 IST

The wicket at the Eden Gardens promises an absorbing one-day contest between India and Sri Lanka on Thursday, the curator of the ground said.

"It's good firm wicket good for batting, it's a true one-day wicket," Prabir Mukherjee, member East Zone of the BCCI (Grounds and Pitches) Committee, said on Tuesday.

He also said that the Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has already taken a look at the pitch and was satisfied with it.

"There is some grass on the pitch, it will mainly favour batsmen, it will be better to bat first after winning the toss to set a target than to chase," Mukherjee said.

Asked whether the dew factor would play a role in the match, he said, "it may or may not, depending on the weather condition."

He said that arrangements are in place to tackle the abnormally high dew condition as super sopper would be pressed into service during the innings break and mopping operations would be done during the drinks intervals.

First Published: Feb 06, 2007 21:56 IST