The first T20I between India and Sri Lanka was called off due to rain followed by a damp pitch on Sunday at the Baraspara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati without a ball being bowled. What followed next was embarrassing for the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), unarguably the richest board in the world. Also Read - BCCI Domestic Calendar: Cricket Board Plans to Start Ranji Season in December; no Irani, Duleep Trophy in 2021
On Sunday, groundsmen were spotted using hair-dryers to dry the pitch which did not go down well with the fans. The episode gave Pakistani fans an opportunity to mock and ridicule the BCCI on social media. A couple of images, where the Indian ground staff are using hair-dryers, and Pakistan ground staff using helicopter instantly went viral as Pakistani fans started reacting. Also Read - BCCI Assured of Visas to Pakistan Players For 2021 T20 World Cup
Here are some of the reactions: Also Read - IPL 2021 Opening Ceremony Ahead of MI vs RCB: No Fireworks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, BCCI Invites Differently-Abled Council to Launch T20 Tournament
The second T20I will be played tomorrow at the Holkar Stadium in Madhya Pradesh. It will be the first game of the New year for both the teams.