1st T20I: BCCI is not impressed after filtering the decks, see the referees cancel the India-Sri Lanka tie

NEW DELHI: Using a hair dryer to dry the field after water seeped through leaks is not expected in an international cricket field. But that is exactly what happened in the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday as the inaugural game of the three-game T20I series between India and Sri Lanka had to be canceled without a ball being thrown. And that has not gone well with him Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) that now awaits the report of chief curator Ashish Bhowmick on it.

Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that this was elementary and is a direct effect of the lack of experience among the new officials of the state association. In fact, he also noted the lack of preparation of Bhowmick and the CEO Rahul Johri .

These things will happen as there is a learning curve faced by officials of all associations after the implementation of the Lodha report. No association had the opportunity to plan succession and continuity. At present, continuity strategies remain one of the most important concerns of stakeholders worldwide.

Associations were never given the opportunity to address this concern. I think a lot of fault lies with the curator of the BCCI and, ultimately, the CEO, who at least should have had the foresight to make sure the basics were in place, he said.

Another official pointed out the disappointment that fans must have felt when considering that the rest of the land was completely dry. In fact, he pointed out how having the experience of experienced officials of the past, even in an advisory role, could have helped avoid such a situation.

Due to the order of the Supreme Court, we are afraid to seek the advice of former office holders despite the fact that the court allows us to have them as advisors in an order, since we do not want to take risks. However, we felt sad for the fans, some of whom had gone to Guwahati from faraway places for nothing, he lamented.

When asked about the entire fiasco, a former office official said it was only a matter of time before the new officials became familiar with things.

We have the utmost confidence in the team of office holders led by Sourav Ganguly and are confident that they will take quick steps to ensure a smooth process for all associations so that fans don't feel uncomfortable anywhere else, he said.

A BCCI official when contacted said GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim He would be the right person to consult with the Bhowmick team that is spoiling it on the international stage.

However, Karim said he is waiting for Bhowmick's report. I'm not looking for international cricket, but I can comment once I receive the report from the chief curator who was there, he said.