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BCCI Used Hairdryer, Iron & Vacuum Cleaner To Dry Pitch In Guwahati, Got Trolled On Twitter

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BCCI Used Hairdryer, Iron & Vacuum Cleaner To Dry Pitch In Guwahati, Got Trolled On Twitter

The three match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka was scheduled to start from 5 January, 2020, (Sunday) with the first match being played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium. However, it was a quite sad one for the cricket lovers as not even a single delivery was bowled due to the rain and the match was abandoned.

But what left everyone in a state of shock and surprise was that hair dryers and steam iron were used to dry off the wet or damp patches of the pitch. The pitch got wet as the covers that were used to save it from rain were leaky and water reached the pitch due to the holes in the cover. Earlier, the light roller and vacuum cleaner were also used to dry the pitch but all went in vain.

The pitch along with the outfield was inspected by the Umpires Chettithody Shamshuddin, Anil Kumar Chaudhary and Nitin Menon and they all three seemed to be quite upset with the situation. Later on, they had a little discussion with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri and they decided to abandon the match.

Former cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra was also not happy with the arrangements as he said that using covers with holes for the pitch was a mistake which can’t be afforded at such a high level. He was also sad for the fans who came to witness a wonderful match but had to return their homes without seeing their favourite players performing.

Twitterati also slammed the cricket board and made fun of the arrangements made for an International match. Here are some of the selected tweets:

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