October 30, 2008

Australia in India 2008-09

A flooded control room

Kanishkaa Balachandran

The host broadcasters of the India-Australia series, Nimbus, got off to a horrific start at the Feroz Shah Kotla, though due to no fault of their own. At the start of the first day’s play, the staff were in for a shock on seeing the control room flooded, wrecking everything kept on the floor, the Hindustan Times and Deccan Herald have reported. A water pipe above the room had burst the previous night and the company had to frantically make arrangements to source replacements for the equipment from Mumbai and Singapore. A senior production official from Nimbus then alerted the BCCI to ensure better facilities, especially with more than a few million television viewers at stake.

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