BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world but from time to time we have been witnessing their inability to meet the minimum standards while handling unexpected situations. Countries like South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies manage their grounds, better in rain-affected situations than India. The thing that happened last night enraged the Indian fans over the failure of the ACA.
The first India-Sri Lanka T20I called off without a ball bowled due to wet patches on the field caused by rain just after the toss on Sunday. The umpires held several inspections but the damp patches on the pitch did not allow the match to start. India had won the toss and elected to field first.
Groundsmen seen using a hairdryer and steam iron to dry the pitch. Trolling BCCI, a fan tweeted, "BCCI is the richest board...but why can't they afford covers that used in England." Another wrote, "Creative yet poor measures."
Just when the ground staff started its repair work, the rain returned to make things worse. This time though more care taken with an extra cover placed on the 22 yards. However, the damage was already done and when it all cleared around 8.45 PM, the ground staff much to everyone’s surprise brought out the hairdryer to dry the wet patches on the pitch.