Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considered one of the richest sports governing bodies in the world. Similarly, Indian Premier League (IPL) is also one of the cash-rich sporting events.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) to win their fifth IPL title on Sunday. CSK won the final of IPL season 16 which was hit by rain in Ahemdabad, Gujarat.
Amid rain forecast on reserve day for the final, CSK won the toss and decided to field first. GT scored 214-4 in respective 20 overs.
In reply, when CSK came to bat, they could only play three balls before rain interrupted the contest.
The wet outfield delayed the match and groundmen had to make efforts to dry the ground. Sponges were used to dry the pitches which drew a new debate on social media.
Fans trolled BCCI, recognised as richest cricket board, for too old method of drying pitches.
Here's how people reacted:
Meanwhile, fans also gave the example of how Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) used technology to dry pitches during Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018's eliminator match in Lahore.
In the newly-proposed International Cricket Council (ICC)'s revenue-distribution model, BCCI, as per sources, will get 38.5 percent of the total revenue earned by ICC, which would make around US$ 230 million per year.