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Green Park curator Shiv Kumar was originally tubewell operator

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

The government's Sports Director RP Singh today clarified that Shiv Kumar, who till recently carried out responsibilities of a curator, was assigned electrician cum tubewell operator's job.

Since the UP police in co-operation with BCCI's Anti- Corruption Unit (ACU) arrested alleged bookies who tried to tamper playing conditions before an match between Daredevils and Lions, the UP has transferred Kumar to Ghazipur.


"Shiv Kumar was deputed as electrician cum tubewell operator. The UP never designated him as pitch curator but he himself started performing curator's duties. On paper, it was not the case. The UP decided to transfer him because he was posted at the Green Park Stadium, for past 15 years," Singh told PTI Bhasha today.

Questioned how come Kumar worked as curator, Singh tersely replied: "What can UP do if someone considers himself a curator?"

It has been learnt that Cricket Association (UPCA) sent him for curators' training programme after electrician Kumar cited his interest in pitch preparations and association never had any designated curator.

Whenever there used to be a match in Kanpur, both home and visiting team captains would always seek Kumar's inputs on behavioural pattern of the track.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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