Angry cricket fans on Thursday lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for poor scheduling as the first One-Day International match between India and South Africa at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala was delayed due to rain.
The match was scheduled to start at 1:30 IST, but the persistent rain forced the delay in start. And after hours of wait, with no chance of a full 50-overs match, the BCCI took to Twitter to inform the cut-off time of a 20-over match.
According to the India Meteorological Department, the rain is expected to continue during the day in Dharamshala and several other parts of Himachal Pradesh. And it left fans worried, with many asking the BCCI if they ever consider the climate of the venue before scheduling.
Here are some reactions:
See the weather report mad bcci— Anjani Kumar Sharan (@AnjaniK78857255) March 12, 2020
If you won't consider weather factors in scheduling matches soon BCCI will turn into tourism company.— farrukh adil baig (@dubaidreams7) March 12, 2020
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Why do you have to choose Dharamshala at this time of month. #INDvSA— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) March 12, 2020
No other place in India to play cricket u selected only that type place why?? @BCCI like 1st game 2020 already sl series— Kumara Guru (@imguru10) March 12, 2020
When you are know that the rain will take place in Dharamshala then why you consider it here you have change the venue or not— Devesh Singh chauhan (@DeveshS88733000) March 12, 2020
India are coming into the series after losing the ODI and the Test series to New Zealand.