Curator Kasturirangan passes away


Former Mysore State cricketer and reputed pitch curator G. Kasturirangan handed away. He was 89.

A quick-bowler who bowled off the mistaken foot, Kasturirangan picked up 94 wickets in 36 First Class matches for the then Mysore State.

He was picked for the Indian workforce to tour the West Indies in 1952, however declined on account of private causes.

After his taking part in days, Kasturirangan — an avid horticulturist — earned plaudits as a pitch curator. He served because the chairman of the BCCI’s floor and wickets committee, and was recognised as probably the greatest in his craft. He additionally served because the Karnataka State Cricket Affiliation (KSCA) vice-president.

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