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BCCI Faces Heat For Unhealthy Sanitary Conditions At The Cricket Venues
By CricShots - Feb 21, 2023 12:18 pm
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been at the receiving end of backlash from fans after a series of tweets from an infuriated spectator exposed the ominous sanitary conditions of some of the renowned cricket stadiums in India. Shilpa Phadke, who has been doing the rounds after her outburst against the BCCI, tweeted about the unhygienic state of affairs at the stadiums after India’s victory against Australia in Delhi.

Arun Jaitley Stadium
Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi

Shilpa Phadke took to Twitter in the early hours of Monday, February 20, highlighting the tragic state of the sanitation facilities at the premiere Indian venues. She shared her poor experience at the Wankhede and Firoz Shah Kotla stadium in the last 14 months, where she encountered faulty toilets, which painted an unsavory picture in every cricket fan’s mind.

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“Hey, BCCI, Jay Shah- 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 as well as at Kotla,” one of her tweets read.

Talking about the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Shilpa Phadke revealed that it was hard to find a women’s toilet at the iconic venue, and even after finding one, she had to instruct her 8-year-old daughter to abstain from drinking water due to the unhygienic condition of the toilet. Even though she found more toilets at Kotla, the cleanliness wasn’t suitable for people to use. 

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The Indian fan urged the apex cricketing body to look into the matter as the country is set to host the 50-over World Cup later this year. She demanded respect for the female supporters who came to show their support for their teams.

In her tweet, Shipla added, “With India set to co-host the men’s world cup later in 2023 will BCCI take up the challenge of changing your mindset before then? Construct functional toilets and hire agencies to manage them. It can be done right. I hope you will take this suggestion seriously. Thank you”.