06 Aug 2022  |   06:34am IST

GCA’s Nilesh clears curators certification course

GCA’s Nilesh clears curators certification course

Team Herald

PANJIM: Goa Cricket Association’s Nilesh Chodankar cleared the 5th Curators Certification course conducted by BCCI at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru recently. 

A total of 33 participants from various State Associations enrolled and benefited from the course.

Chodankar scored 106.5 marks out of a total of 150 marks. The emphasis was on understanding the characteristics and behaviour of soil from different regions of the country which is one of the most integral parts of the pitch preparation process. 

The course, which was conducted under the guidance of experts Dr V R Ramakrishna  Parama (Retd) Soil Scientist, Bangalore University, and PR Vishwanathan, former Chief Curator, BCCI.

 Topics like construction/identification of materials, pitch preparation, equipment identification were among other subjects covered. 

Another highlight of this course was introduction of M/s Living Turf from Australia, which made a presentation on Turf management and related issues.