Kolkata, Dec 1 (IBNS) : Ahead of the upcoming Test match between India and England, Prabir Mukherjee, curator of the Eden Gardens, on Saturday decided to take a month-long sick leave, reports said.
Mukherjee´s move came after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sidelined him following differences with Indian skipper MS Dhoni over the nature of the wicket for the third Test match.
Mukherjee had refused to prepare a "turner" for the Kolkata Test against England staring Dec 5.
Earlier this week, the Board sent Ashish Bhowmick, who is a member of BCCI´s Grounds and Pitches Committee and curator of the Tripura Cricket Association, to oversee the ground.
According to reports, Mukherjee on Saturday sent a letter to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and sought a medical leave.
"I have not resigned but asked for a month's leave," Mukherjee told CNN-IBN.
"I am not loving this atmosphere and not happy that the CAB did not support me," he said.