Calcutta: Incessant rain in the city during the last few days has raised concerns over the pitch at Eden Gardens, which will stage Sachin Tendulkar’s 199th and penultimate Test, against the West Indies, from November 6.
Curator Prabir Mukherjee, however, is confident that the rains will have no effect whatsoever on the pitch, which has been the talking point during the last few international matches at the Eden.
“There are still some days to go before the Test. The rain will relent by then, hopefully.
“Besides, we keep the pitch and the outfield covered throughout the day. So, I don’t think there’s any reason to worry about. I’m sure it will be a good Test match wicket,” Mukherjee said on Tuesday.
He felt that staging a game before the Test would have helped assess the pitch. “Now, you have to abide by the instructions of the Board,” Mukherjee added.