Sightscreen collapses during Maharashtra Jharkhand match

A tornado that damaged the sightscreen caused the Maharashtra vs. Jharkhand Elite Group A match in Pune to end abruptly in the second round. The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MACA) officials worked quickly to fix the sight screen, pausing the action for about thirty minutes.

After Jharkhand finished their first innings and were getting ready to go into the bowling session, the event happened during the innings break. The restart of play was delayed as the Hill End sightscreen fell. It took a while for things to return to normal for the players.

At approximately 1:00 pm on Saturday, during the second session of the second day, there was an unforeseen disruption. The sight screen’s structure sustained damage from the intense rains that had lashed the city a few days prior, according to MACA officials. The teams were unable to train before the game due to the heavy downpour.

There wasn’t much that could be done to stop the forces of nature, according to a MACA official. “We were powerless to stop the destruction caused when a tornado of that size struck the earth. Although there was some damage to the sightscreen, we were able to fix it quickly,” the official said.

Ajinkya Joshi, the COO of MACA, informed Cricbuzz, “We managed to fix the sightscreen in 15 minutes due to due to cyclonic winds.”

The event happened shortly after Jharkhand had posted 403. At stumps on the second day, the home team had reached 149 for one in response to this competitive total.

Including five recent World Cup matches, the international stadium in Gahunje, on the outskirts of the city, has played host to two Tests, four T20Is, and twelve ODIs. Also, since it was raised in 2012, 51 IPL matches have been held there.

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