Board of Control for Cricket in India is the richest board in the world of cricket. The yearly revenues and the amount of money that is pumped in to the game is perhaps on par with some of the biggest leagues in the world. India versus Australia test match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi saw huge crowd converge to the ground. The huge turnout over the two and half days of the test match saw India win the game by 6 wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
The story as it happened –
A fan named Shilpa Phadke early on Monday morning shot a few angry tweets directed at BCCI. The fan in question was seen making points about the unhealthy and dire state of affairs at some of the venues. This despite BCCI having lot of money in their coffers to afford the best of facilities.
Angry fan’s tweets catches attention of other fans –
Shilpa Phadke took to Twitter and tagged BCCI and Jay Shah. The fan wrote “in the past 14 months, having been a cricket spectator in 2 of India’s biggest cities, along with my young daughter: here’s an experience we don’t wish to encounter ever again. Absolutely disgusting toilets in both venues at Wankhede and Kotla”
Hey @BCCI @JayShah - in the past 14 months, having been a cricket spectator in 2 of India's biggest cities, along with my young daughter; here's an dxperience we don't wish to encounter ever again: absolutely disgusting toilets in both venues, at Wankhede as well as at Kotla. 1/n— Shilpa Phadké 🇮🇳 (@phadke_shilpa) February 19, 2023
Shambolic facilities for women come to light –
BCCI despite being the richest board has been time and again been called out for its callous approach to fans. Shilpa Phadke the aggrieved fan in this situation wrote a series of tweets highlighted her woes to the apex body of Indian cricket. The distressed fan took to twitter to talk about the woes in Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium where the toilets are locked for women.
In Delhi’s while the toilets are open, but there was lack of cleanliness and hygiene issues. She finally finished with a reminder that this being a world cup year, BCCI was asked to take the matters of cleanliness and basic issues seriously. The fan in question Shilpa Phadke also said that the BCCI better hire an agency with the ambitious Women’s IPL around the corner.