Sourav Ganguly Roasted On Twitter After Elderly Women Use Brushes To Prepare Rajkot Pitch

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Ahead of the second India vs Australia ODI at Rajkot, Sourav Ganguly and the BCCI have been exposed to a lot of criticism for poor maintenance standards.

Written By Mrigank Pandey | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) faced a lot of flak earlier this month when the Guwahati T20I featuring Sri Lanka had to be called off because of poor management of the ground. Fans had accused the 'richest cricket board in the world' of being miserly and not working hard enough to maintain on-ground standards. On Friday morning, the BCCI came under fire once again as Cricket Australia shared a video of the pitch preparation at Rajkot ahead of the second ODI.

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The video, which was shared by Cricket Australia on Twitter, showed elderly women using brushes to work on the main pitch ahead of the India vs Australia series-deciding clash. A lot of Indian fans felt that the video gave a bad impression about Indian grounds and the BCCI should invest in better equipment for pitch maintenance. Some fans also felt that the elderly women should not be made to do menial tasks and the entire affair gives a poor image to the sport and the country in general.

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The comments were on the same tone as earlier this month when scenes emerged of the ground staff trying to dry the Guwahati pitch with a hairdryer and a steam iron.

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