Mumbai skipper Aditya Tare has a different viewpoint over Indian Cricket Board’s (BCCI) neutral curator concept, saying the board should consider the local curators into consideration, as he believes that the combination will offer the opportunity to the players to better-prepare for the higher levels.
BCCI introduced neutral curator concept in a bid to stop home teams from preparing "designer pitches" especially after Ranji Trophy having home and away format since last year and even decided to continue with it in the upcoming domestic season as well.
Tare told Press Trust of India, “Last year, the neutral curators did a decent job. I can't complain about the pitches. But I also feel you need to take the local curators into consideration so that the true nature of the pitch is preserved. I would also not mind local curators preparing the pitch completely because that gives home advantage to the teams. Also, it makes it a bit more challenging when you go away and play against your strengths.”
He further went on to explain his point of view regarding the BCCI’s neutral curator concept, “In Test cricket also, you have the home team preparing pitches and the away side has to come and face challenging conditions. Why not have that in domestic cricket? It also adds to the excitement, it adds to the challenge which you always relish as a first-class player. It makes you more prepared going forward in your career, it makes you better prepared for the higher levels including Test cricket.”
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old, who has played 61 First-Class matches scoring 3554 runs at 37.02, is disappointed with that fact that he was even not considered for India A tours since 2013 despite "consistent performances" at the domestic circuit as a wicket-keeper batsman.
Tare signed off by saying, “For the past three-four seasons I have done well with both the bat and gloves. Disappointed that I am not part of Duleep Trophy and A squads. A lot of A tours are coming up but I am not being considered as a potential wicketkeeper-batsman. It is something I need to work on and improve myself every season so that I attract the attention of selectors. Maybe 600 runs in a season are not good enough. I need to score a lot more.”