Pitch tampering allegations on curator Salgaoncar barricades 2nd ODI in Pune

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The last time India played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, the ICC labeled the pitch "poor", as the first match of the three-Test series between India and Australia had ended in the post-tea session on the third day.

The Black Caps' second one-day cricket match against India has been mired in controversy after a groundsman at the Pune venue was caught in a television sting operation, allegedly promising to tamper with the pitch ahead of the match.

ICC officials cleared the match to start after India's cricket board banned an official from the ground after he was recorded saying he tampered with the pitch ahead of the game.

The pitch is to be inspected by ICC referee Chris Broad, along with umpires, while a BCCI official told ESPN the match will take place on an adjacent pitch if needed.

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"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. I do not have first-hand reaction yet but there should be an enquiry.

Indian bowlers, especially new ball colleagues Bhuvneshwar Kumar (three for 45) and Jaspreet Bumrah, laid the foundation for their comprehensive victory by restricting New Zealand to 230 for nine after the tourists opted to bat.

Acting BCCI acting honorary secretary Amitabh Choudhary said: "The BCCI has zero tolerance towards any activity that brings the game to disrepute". As per reports, BCCI in reply to the clustering corruption allegations has stated that they have taken cognizance of the matter and are further investigating the matter. "We have asked for a detailed report and will act upon it accordingly".

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