Ashish Bhowmick named head of curators
KOLKATA: The BCCI has decided to do away with the zonal curators system and instead formed an elite panel along with an emerging panel. Both panels consist of five curators. With Daljit Singh retiring, former East Zone chief curator Ashish Bhowmick has been named head of BCCI's panel of curators.
All curators - appointed for a period of one year effective from October 1, 2019 - will work under Bhowmick, according to a BCCI communication released last week.
The elite panel, however, is made up of one curator from each zone.
Bhowmick has already taken up the responsibility and has been travelling to all venues that are staging the India-South Africa Test matches. He has to oversee curators' posting for all domestic matches and also work as one when international matches are not being held in the country.
All 10 curators have passed the Level 1 course and will be assigned posting for international and IPL matches.
Those in the emerging panel will work as neutral curators during domestic matches. However, during the Ranji Trophy, which will see more matches being staged per day, a group of 20-25 BCCI-recognized curators will be formed to oversee different venues. Thus, no centre will have local curators in operation this season as they will have to travel to other centres.
ELITE PANEL: Ashish Bhowmick (Head/East), Taposh Chatterjee (Central), Prashanth K (South), Sunil Chouhan (North), Prakash Adhav (West)
EMERGING PANEL: SB Singh, K Nagamallaiah, Mohananan, Ishtyaque Khan, Rakesh Kumar