Recently, the BCCI and its newly-elected president Sourav Ganguly were slammed after the T20 international between India and Sri Lanka in Guwahati was called off without a ball being bowled after ground staff failed to get the ground ready on time after a brief spell of heavy shower.
Despite the outfield and pitch being covered all-throughout, damp patches on the wicket made it impossible for the match to start on time. Several measures including hair dryers and steam-irons were used but without any success.
In fact, pictures of ground staff using hair dryers and steam-irons made it to the internet and BCCI and its functionaries were ridiculed for being ill-equipped despite being one of the rickets sports bodies in the world.
Less than a fortnight later, BCCI was once again pulled by fans for not being able to make proper arrangement during an international cricket match.
Fans were furious after Cricket Australia, on Thursday, posted a clip on Twitter, showing four elderly women preparing the pitch for the upcoming second ODI between India and Australia in Rajkot.
In the video clip the ladies are seen cleaning the pitch with brushes while kneeling down on the wickets.
Once again the fans weren’t happy with what they saw and didn’t waste any time to slam Sourav Ganguly and BCCI for the working condition that is on offer at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
@SGanguly99 its a shame that you don't buy equipment to maintain the pitches ... yet BCCI is the richest cricketing board— Anirudh kakkar (@staranirudh) January 17, 2020
Globally India has the 5th largest economy and here we see cheap and poor labor without adequate equipment to do the job. Bow my head in shame— S (@satyadev101) January 17, 2020
This can't be good— Cricket Aficionado (@Tafe25) January 17, 2020
Absolutely shocking how they are playing with respiratory systems of those ladies
Richest board or the cheapest
I can’t believe I’m watching these scenes. When you can pay huge bucks to the players why not pay 1/10th of it to maintain and buy advanced machinery to prepare and guard the pitch. Poor job by the @BCCI.— Raju (@RajuReliable) January 17, 2020
@BCCI is the richest cricket board. COUGH! But seems, they care to spend money on players only.— M. S. Shekhawat (@MaheshSinghSh10) January 17, 2020
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