As the fans are criticizing ICC for depriving them of some high-octane contests which were washed away due to rain, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has come up with certain measures about how this situation can be tackled in future. Dada, who was among the panel of experts for in Thursday's India-New Zealand match said that the issue can be resolved by changing the covers.
Speaking to the official broadcasters of the showpiece event, Ganguly, who is the current President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said that the covers that are used in India, at the Eden Gardens are from England and using them and using them in England would have meant spending half the cost and it is also tax-free, so they should have used those in England anyway. He further added that they are very light covers and so it is not difficult to lift it and it does not require too much manpower either.
At the same time, the former skipper also added that in India they use these covers for all matches so that when the rain stops the match, it can resume within 10 minutes.
Ganguly concluded by saying that blue covers that were used earlier in India used to take more than 10 times the time and people in comparison to now.
The rain is playing a big spoilsport in the ongoing quadrennial event. Already, three games have been washed out completely. Those three washouts happened in the last one week. They include the Pakistan-Sri Lanka clash on June 7, South Africa-West Indies contest on June 10 and yet another Asian rivalry Bangladesh-Sri Lanka on June 11 respectively. In fact, two consecutive washouts happened in this week. Meanwhile, another Asian clash between the 1996 champions Sri Lanka and Afghanistan was a rain-curtailed affair which the Lankans went on to win by 34 runs due to the D/L method.
The showpiece event then witnessed its fourth washout and the third one of this week as the much anticipated India-New Zealand match was called off due to rain. Both Men In Blue, as well as the Black Caps, were the only undefeated teams in this tournament and this definitely deprived the fans of a high-octane contest.
Meanwhile, the 'Rain Gods' are also expected to intervene in Sunday's high-octane blockbuster clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at the Old Trafford in Manchester.