World T20 2014 news March 26, 2014

On-site generators to prevent floodlight failure

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Organisers of the World T20 in Chittagong will use on-site generators to run floodlights at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, rather than off the main electric grid, to try and ensure against another loss of power.

The Super 10 game between Netherlands and Sri Lanka on Monday evening was interrupted for around 10 minutes by a set of the lights failing. This was the second time that Netherlands had seen the lights go out, after a power cut at the ground led to their warm-up match against Afghanistan having to be shortened.

AZM Nasiruddin, a BCB director from Chittagong, played down the problems but admitted a switch to using the generators would be made.

"These things can happen and they certainly did not turn out over the whole world," Nasiruddin said of the floodlight failure. "Earlier we used the line from the Power Development Board and kept the generators for back-up, but from now on the games will be totally dependent on the generators."

In Sylhet, Ireland's match against UAE was decided on Duckworth-Lewis after the combination of a power cut and bad weather saw the lights go out. Before the tournament, several fertiliser factories were reportedly asked to cease production to ease demand.

Alan Gardner is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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  • Thushaa on March 27, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    @imtiaz82 >>"BD has handled the largest tournament in cricketing history (hosting 26 teams at a time) quite successfully.." Were you watching some other tournament OR watching only the Game Highlights ? A reality check - Just because some countries had Preparation issues with a tournament, does not mean BD should follow them and carry the same to the major tournament.

  • Thushaa on March 27, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    @rakon_me.. Hmm..Nice call mate..BD should savor this moment,with every dying Breath. They will never get any chance to host any MAJOUR Tournament any more.. The umpiring standards to DRS technologies, will never be up-to standard in BD, Sorry to be too-direct but the truth has to be told. Having failures as such during the world Intl event is JUST NOT Acceptable. Commonwealth games issues and all were just PRE-Tournament..NOT DURING the games. Plz talk facts..

  • imtiaz82 on March 27, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    @ Varun, comparison with India is natural as it's the other South Asian nation that has hosted major cricket tournaments before. Economic and geographic situation in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa is too different to make a comparison. In IPL there were floodlight issues as well, Bangladesh being 1/20th the size of India is doing a commendable job so far, especially this being the largest tournament in the history of ICC. (16 men's team + 10 women's team). But saying this I agree that BCB should look into the shortcomings and improve in future.

  • mandi on March 27, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    bd improving infrastructure good to know that,keep it bd,its there second world cup and they will improve with time.

  • VinothSam on March 27, 2014, 3:15 GMT

    Seems like BD not only to improve in cricket but also their grounds. Anjo missed his hat trick by these ground issue this Monday. Come on BD at-least be good on one thing in cricket.

  • on March 27, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    Why does everything to do with BD has to lead back to India. Just be humble and accept that there was mismanagement. Period. If you do that see how many people would stand up to support you. Infact they would name all the failures in their own respective countries to make you feel better. Don't be arrogant.

  • huffpost on March 27, 2014, 0:44 GMT

    anyways BD will never host an international tournament in the near future..All the major tournaments are slated to be held in india, australia and england in the next 10 years..

  • willsrustynuts on March 26, 2014, 21:15 GMT

    This is not about Bangladesh, it is about the ICC. Every tournament they organise turns into a farce. Can you imagine any other World class sport allowing this to happen? The fat wallets at the ICC only see the bottom line and if shutting down fertilizer factories makes that 'total' number bigger that is all they needed to know.

    But then, a game that uses an algorithm (D/L) to predict outcomes cannot be taken seriously.

  • netex on March 26, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    I think @scarrule is a congress worker living in his illusional world. Every IPL match had power outage in at least one match. And commonwealth games fiasco is wellknown.

  • bowlfordecoy on March 26, 2014, 19:50 GMT

    @ imtiaz , hosting 26 teams at a time ???? u mean a cricket tourney?

  • Thushaa on March 27, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    @imtiaz82 >>"BD has handled the largest tournament in cricketing history (hosting 26 teams at a time) quite successfully.." Were you watching some other tournament OR watching only the Game Highlights ? A reality check - Just because some countries had Preparation issues with a tournament, does not mean BD should follow them and carry the same to the major tournament.

  • Thushaa on March 27, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    @rakon_me.. Hmm..Nice call mate..BD should savor this moment,with every dying Breath. They will never get any chance to host any MAJOUR Tournament any more.. The umpiring standards to DRS technologies, will never be up-to standard in BD, Sorry to be too-direct but the truth has to be told. Having failures as such during the world Intl event is JUST NOT Acceptable. Commonwealth games issues and all were just PRE-Tournament..NOT DURING the games. Plz talk facts..

  • imtiaz82 on March 27, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    @ Varun, comparison with India is natural as it's the other South Asian nation that has hosted major cricket tournaments before. Economic and geographic situation in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa is too different to make a comparison. In IPL there were floodlight issues as well, Bangladesh being 1/20th the size of India is doing a commendable job so far, especially this being the largest tournament in the history of ICC. (16 men's team + 10 women's team). But saying this I agree that BCB should look into the shortcomings and improve in future.

  • mandi on March 27, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    bd improving infrastructure good to know that,keep it bd,its there second world cup and they will improve with time.

  • VinothSam on March 27, 2014, 3:15 GMT

    Seems like BD not only to improve in cricket but also their grounds. Anjo missed his hat trick by these ground issue this Monday. Come on BD at-least be good on one thing in cricket.

  • on March 27, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    Why does everything to do with BD has to lead back to India. Just be humble and accept that there was mismanagement. Period. If you do that see how many people would stand up to support you. Infact they would name all the failures in their own respective countries to make you feel better. Don't be arrogant.

  • huffpost on March 27, 2014, 0:44 GMT

    anyways BD will never host an international tournament in the near future..All the major tournaments are slated to be held in india, australia and england in the next 10 years..

  • willsrustynuts on March 26, 2014, 21:15 GMT

    This is not about Bangladesh, it is about the ICC. Every tournament they organise turns into a farce. Can you imagine any other World class sport allowing this to happen? The fat wallets at the ICC only see the bottom line and if shutting down fertilizer factories makes that 'total' number bigger that is all they needed to know.

    But then, a game that uses an algorithm (D/L) to predict outcomes cannot be taken seriously.

  • netex on March 26, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    I think @scarrule is a congress worker living in his illusional world. Every IPL match had power outage in at least one match. And commonwealth games fiasco is wellknown.

  • bowlfordecoy on March 26, 2014, 19:50 GMT

    @ imtiaz , hosting 26 teams at a time ???? u mean a cricket tourney?

  • on March 26, 2014, 18:57 GMT

    scarrule, there was floodlight failures in IPL match, I saw the match live.

  • scarrule on March 26, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    @imtiaz whatever mismanagement was, it was pre-tournament. Commonwealth games were world/high class and there was no flaw in staging it like you stated. You ever saw any light failures in 6 year history of ipl when almost are day/night games .

  • imtiaz82 on March 26, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    Flood lights failures have happened in India and Srilanka as well. It is not something unique to Bangladesh.. In fact everyone knows about the extreme mismanagement during the commonwealth games in India. Bangladesh so far has handled the largest tournament in cricketing history (hosting 26 teams at a time) quite successfully albeit the few minor issues.

  • Thushaa on March 26, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    Thank you very much for having the basic facilities. BD management should have acted more pro-actively as these kind of poor planning and Poor performance for a Intl.World Cup is really SAD..SAD to say the least.. Its bad for the image of whole ASIAN Countries and it;s high time BD realize this. The whole tournament will have a crowd support, but pulling in Hoards of crowd is no point if u do not have basic facilities there.. Plz act more PROACTIVELY and ensure BD have some proper standard..

    Best wishes.

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  • Thushaa on March 26, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    Thank you very much for having the basic facilities. BD management should have acted more pro-actively as these kind of poor planning and Poor performance for a Intl.World Cup is really SAD..SAD to say the least.. Its bad for the image of whole ASIAN Countries and it;s high time BD realize this. The whole tournament will have a crowd support, but pulling in Hoards of crowd is no point if u do not have basic facilities there.. Plz act more PROACTIVELY and ensure BD have some proper standard..

    Best wishes.

  • imtiaz82 on March 26, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    Flood lights failures have happened in India and Srilanka as well. It is not something unique to Bangladesh.. In fact everyone knows about the extreme mismanagement during the commonwealth games in India. Bangladesh so far has handled the largest tournament in cricketing history (hosting 26 teams at a time) quite successfully albeit the few minor issues.

  • scarrule on March 26, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    @imtiaz whatever mismanagement was, it was pre-tournament. Commonwealth games were world/high class and there was no flaw in staging it like you stated. You ever saw any light failures in 6 year history of ipl when almost are day/night games .

  • on March 26, 2014, 18:57 GMT

    scarrule, there was floodlight failures in IPL match, I saw the match live.

  • bowlfordecoy on March 26, 2014, 19:50 GMT

    @ imtiaz , hosting 26 teams at a time ???? u mean a cricket tourney?

  • netex on March 26, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    I think @scarrule is a congress worker living in his illusional world. Every IPL match had power outage in at least one match. And commonwealth games fiasco is wellknown.

  • willsrustynuts on March 26, 2014, 21:15 GMT

    This is not about Bangladesh, it is about the ICC. Every tournament they organise turns into a farce. Can you imagine any other World class sport allowing this to happen? The fat wallets at the ICC only see the bottom line and if shutting down fertilizer factories makes that 'total' number bigger that is all they needed to know.

    But then, a game that uses an algorithm (D/L) to predict outcomes cannot be taken seriously.

  • huffpost on March 27, 2014, 0:44 GMT

    anyways BD will never host an international tournament in the near future..All the major tournaments are slated to be held in india, australia and england in the next 10 years..

  • on March 27, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    Why does everything to do with BD has to lead back to India. Just be humble and accept that there was mismanagement. Period. If you do that see how many people would stand up to support you. Infact they would name all the failures in their own respective countries to make you feel better. Don't be arrogant.

  • VinothSam on March 27, 2014, 3:15 GMT

    Seems like BD not only to improve in cricket but also their grounds. Anjo missed his hat trick by these ground issue this Monday. Come on BD at-least be good on one thing in cricket.