A flooded control room
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.
Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo