Had the coronavirus pandemic not introduced the world to a standstill, Eden Gardens pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee wouldn’t be idling round on a Sunday morning together with his cuppa.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would have already performed three house video games and Mukherjee can be busy executing directions of the workforce administration in order that the 22-yard strip stays to their liking.
But because it stands with the Indian Premier League (IPL) postponed, all of the veteran curator has to do is oversee whether or not the pitch is being watered often and grass saved in test.
“Look I can get this pitch ready in three days. I am ready. I visit the Eden twice every week to see how work is going. Now all we need to do is water the pitch and cut the grass. No rollers as there is no cricket,” Mukherjee advised IANS.
“I am ensuring all directives are followed. The groundsmen are wearing masks at all time. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has done a wonderful job in arranging masks for everyone, enough hand sanitiser and food. Everyone is being looked after,” he stated.
“As far social distancing is concerned, one groundsman is very far away from the other and anyway during watering, they have to stay far away from one another. I have told them to use one machine while cutting the grass. Also, since I have taken over they don’t spit on the field so that is not an issue,” Mukherjee added.
The Eden strip has drawn plaudits for its sporting nature because it was relaid in 2016.
The high layer of all the sq. has been relaid with soil texture present process a change so as to add tempo and bounce to the wicket. Asked if extended non-exercise would trigger any harm, Mukherjee stated: “That is why I’m at it each week. See we don’t want to make use of rollers now. But it needs to be maintained. The grass must be lower and watering the pitch is so vital. That is why I’m assured that I could make it prepared in three days’ time.
“Keeping in thoughts all restrictions of COVID-19, I’m making an attempt my greatest,” he signed off.