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Chodankar of GCA clears 5th Curators Certification Course
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        NEWS BYTES PORVORIM Nilesh Chodankar of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) cleared 5th Curators Certification Course conducted by BCCI held from July 4 to 18 ,2022 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. A total of 33 participants from various¬† state associations benefited from this course. Nilesh Chodankar secured 106.5 marks out of 150 . The emphasis of the course was on understanding the characteristics and behaviour of soil from different regions of the country which is one of the most integral part of '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 covered topics such as Construction/Identification of Materials, Pitch Preparation, Equipment Identification among other . Another highlight of this course was introduction of M/s Living Turf from Australia, which made a presentation on Turf management and related issues.