As expected, BCCI and its Secretary were criticized on social media after this announcement made by Jay Shah.
There will be no fireworks show at the Wankhede Stadium November 2. The pollution concerns can be addressed before, during or even after Cricket There will be no sky explosions during the World Cup 2023 India vs Sri Lanka match in Mumbai. The BCCI honorary Secretary Jay Shah confirmed this on Wednesday.
BCCI is sensitive to concerns about the environment. Jay Shah raised the issue formally with ICC, and it was there that it was decided there would be no fireworks display in Mumbai. This can increase pollution levels.
“BCCI is sensitive towards environmental concerns. I raised this issue formally at the ICC. There will be no fireworks in Mumbai which could add to pollution. The Board is committed in combating environmental issues, and will always put the interests of our fans and stakeholder at the forefront. Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI.
Fans angry at Jay Shah, BCCI
After this announcement, Jay Shah, BCCI and its Secretary were criticized on social media. People attributed this decision to the Hindu festival, which is just around the corner.
“Can u also take up such environmental concerns with western nations for New Year Eve & 4th July celebrations or is it only limited to making India a dull place & forcing Indians to flock abroad to enjoy fireworks?” One X user said.
While someone else commented: “Tum inki baaton me mat aana bhaiyon Diwali me gyaan dene k liye abhi se tayyari ho rahi hai. Don’t listen to their words, brothers. They are now preparing for them because they made uninvited recommendations about Diwali.
India will attempt to repeat their 2023 Asia Cup Final match when they face Sri Lanka in Mumbai, on Thursday. The Men in Blue will be pumped up to face the Lankans, as a win at Wankhede Stadium would confirm their place in the semi-finals.