India and Bangladesh decided to stay in Indore for 2 days only to train under lights for the historic day-night pink-ball Test at the Home of Cricket, Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 22. The hosts beat the visitors by an innings and 130 runs and are looking to seal the series with a positive result. On the other hand, the visitors will give absolutely everything in the series decider. Meanwhile, Bangladesh spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori has made the headlines recently for venting out his frustration at Indore curator.
It was understood that Daniel Vettori had actually asked for the centre wicket during the practice session of Tigers at Holkar Stadium in Indore on November 17. The former New Zealand captain had asked this to the pitch curator Samandar Singh Chauhan and had also explained to him about the ICC rules but his proposal was turned down straight away.
Bangladesh were given a different wicket to train for pink-ball Test
If sources are to be believed, Samandar Singh Chauhan had insisted that they are unable to follow the ICC guideline as the Test match came to a close within three days. He further said that the Indian batting coach Vikram Rathor had asked them to freshly prepare the centre wicket so that they can begin their training session on it.
In the latest development, Bangladesh were given a different wicket to resume their training drills with the pink ball as they are gearing up for the second Test match against India at Eden Gardens. However, the senior Bangladesh Cricket Board officials added that they are not ready to react too much about this issue.
One of the top BCB officials on the condition of anonymity admitted that Daniel Vettori did speak to the pitch curator about the centre wicket for their preparation.
“It’s true that he spoke to the curator but it’s totally their privilege. If they did not allow us to practice for one day even, that would have been within their right. All wickets are centre wickets. We got one they got one,” said an official.