K. Parthasarathy, the Chennai curator, should be sacked if it is true that has prepared selected patches of pitches to suit the home team:
The curator revealed he had doctored the pitch in 1998 to spoil Warne's attempts to bowl around the wicket to Tendulkar.
"I kept the square patches outside the leg stump, on either side of the wicket, really hard. It was difficult to get turn from that part as there would be no rough there. After that game, Warne came to me and asked why he wasn't getting the turn and others were. I told him it was because of his dodgy shoulder that was to be operated on later in the series."
That, or every curator everywhere starts serving up sand pits.