IPL 2023: Floodlights Malfunction Leads To Near 30-Minute Delay In KKR’s Chase vs PBKS
Photo from KKR vs PBKS IPL 2023 match on Saturday.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders’ chase in opposition to Punjab Kings of their IPL match on Saturday was delayed by virtually half an hour because of floodlight malfunction. The PCA-IS Bindra Stadium right here has a complete of six floodlights at a relatively decrease top. Floodlight malfunction is widespread at Indian stadiums and on the day, as soon as KKR got here out to bat, a number of bulbs in a number of towers did not activate and it grew to become a irritating watch for the gamers, who then went contained in the dressing room. The onus on stadium upkeep lies with Punjab Cricket Association and the inordinate delay was definitely a humiliation for the native unit.
As of now, the reason for malfunction hasn’t been identified however it’s a on condition that PCA brass will get a rap on the knuckles from the BCCI bigwigs.
The delay additionally causes issues for the broadcasters — two this season because the match will now finish effectively after 7:30 pm, the time when the following sport begins.
In the second match of the IPL season right here, Punjab Kings misplaced momentum within the second half of their innings after being requested to bat, including simply 91 runs for 4 wickets to complete at a complete of 191 for 5 of their 20 overs.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa high scored for Punjab Kings with 50 from 32 balls with 5 fours and two sixes whereas their new captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 40 from 29 balls with the assistance of six fours.
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