Bengaluru, January 22: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) was slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000 by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for use of banned single use-plastic and flexes (short posters made of plastic) in Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy stadium during the third ODI between India and Australia. The KSCA will have to furnish the amount as the municipal body of Bengaluru found plastic cups after the match. India vs Australia 3rd ODI 2020 Stat Highlights: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli Break Records As IND Clinch Series 2-1.
While inspecting the stadium on Monday, a day after the match, the senior health inspector of Bengaluru's municipal body found that the plastic cups and flexes were not cleared from the stands. The municipal body of Bengaluru then decided to fine the stadium. Rohit Sharma Becomes Third-Fastest Batsman to Reach 9000 Runs in One Day Internationals, Reaches Landmark During India vs Australia 3rd ODI 2020.
However, the spokesperson of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, Vinay Mrithyunjaya, said that use of plastic cups was banned at the stadium and added that he doesn't know how the municipal body found plastic cups. The spokesperson was quoted saying by the Times of India that the stadium authority has asked for a detailed report on the incident.
The plastic fine added a bitter taste to the sweet Sunday that witnessed the Men in Blue winning the series by defeating Australia in the series decider. India defeated Australia in third and final One-Day International (ODI) by eight wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Set a target of 287, India, thanks to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s superb batting, achieved it in 47.3 overs. While Rohit scored his 29th ODI century, Kohli was dismissed on impressive 89. Nonetheless, Kohli made sure he stayed in the middle for as long as possible and Shreyas Iyer added the finishing touches to help India reach home comfortably.