Fans slam BCCI after video of leaking roof at M Chinnaswamy Stadium surfaces

Fans slam BCCI after video of leaking roof at M Chinnaswamy Stadium surfaces

"The richest board in the world and these are the kind of conditions their fans need to put up with!," read a fan's tweet

Water Leakage From Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium Roof
Water Leakage From Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium Roof (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian fans were disappointed as rain washed out the fifth and the final T20I match against South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday (June 19) night. After winning the last two matches, India were the favorites to win the clash with momentum on their side, but there was only 3.3 overs of play.

There was more disappointment for them at the famous M Chinnaswamy Stadium as they witnessed heavy water leakage from the roof. One of the fans posted a few pictures of the rainwater leaking heavily from the roof and tagged BCCI and KSCA, asking when they will improve the fan experience befitting the stature of the sport.

“What was even more disappointing was the state of affairs inside the stadium! The richest board in the world and these are the kind of conditions their fans need to put up with! When will @BCCI @kscaofficial1 improve fan experience befitting the stature of the sport??”, his tweet read.

Notably, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is one of the richest board in the cricketing world, even before selling Indian Premier League media rights for INR 48340 crore. BCCI head Sourav Ganguly recently stated that the board is looking to utilize the money generated from the sale of the media rights of the Indian Premier League for developing better infrastructure and they will be allocating a large sum of money to state associations as well.

“We will work on it for sure and develop overall infrastructure for a better fan experience. A lot of new stadiums have come up, and the infrastructure of cricket in this country is huge. We will redo a few stadiums a bit and bring back IPL with a completely different extravaganza and fandom next year,” Ganguly told Sportstar last week.

“The last two years have been affected by COVID, and the biggest thing is that despite COVID, we managed to host the tournament and this time, we finished it with great hype in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. It’s a great tournament, and it will continue to thrive. But most importantly, the IPL has to go back to a home-and-away format from next year,” he added.