The richest cricket body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) plays a quintessential role in overseeing cricket-related matters, including the maintenance of stadiums. For the record, several cricket stadiums in the country are owned by none other than the state cricket associations. Even some private organizations own some cricket stadiums in India.
For the unversed, the cricket associations are officially connected with the BCCI and hence are responsible for the management and maintenance of the cricket stadiums in their respective regions. Of course, funding is important as well. With BCCI’s support, the state cricket associations secure funds for stadium maintenance through a wide range of resources like sponsorships, broadcasting rights, ticket sales, and government grants.
Patna Stadium’s current picture hosting the Bihar vs Mumbai Ranji match shocks internet
Meanwhile, the current condition of Patna cricket stadium has taken the Indian cricket fraternity by shock. The picture of Patna Stadium hosting the Bihar versus Mumbai Ranji Trophy match has been doing the rounds on social media. An X social media handle by the name of Out of Context Cricket posted the video clip along with the caption which reads, “The condition of the Moin-ul-Haq stadium in Patna, where the Mumbai versus Bihar Ranji match is scheduled for tomorrow”
The condition of the Moin-ul-Haq stadium in Patna, where the Mumbai versus Bihar Ranji match is scheduled for tomorrowpic.twitter.com/mLeKDBs5M7
— Out Of Context Cricket (@GemsOfCricket) January 5, 2024
As you can see in the video, there have been quite a lot of plants growing just at the entrance of the stadium. The overall outlook of the stadium lost its sheen, which is disappointing as there hasn’t been any renovation. Well, the Ranji Trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious first-class cricket tournaments in India and the respective stakeholders must realize its value and make amends.
As per the reports, the fans were unhappy with the infrastructure of the stadium and some users expressed their frustration towards the Bihar Government, suggesting the need for renovating the venue at the need of the hour. Besides that, the stadium also needs to adhere to safety standards and have proper security measures in place.