World T20: ICC, Bangladesh red faced as floodlights go off

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Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 22:44 [IST]
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Lights off: ICC, Bangladesh red faced
Sylhet, Mar 19: The World Twenty20 2014 organiers were left red faced during the Ireland-United Arab Emirates qualifying game on Wednesday night due to failure of light towers at the stadium.


In Ireland's run-chase, the floodlights went off twice in the space of 15 minutes. After the power outage, came the rain. Finally, Ireland's innings did not resume further and they won by Duckworth/Lewis method by 21 runs.

When the floodlight failure occured and there was complete darkness, Ireland were 103/3 in 14.2 overs. They were ahead by 21 runs on D/L par score.

The most embarrassing part of the match was the floodlights went off when Ireland's batsman Gary Wilson had played a shot off Ahmed Raza on the second ball of the 15th over.

Cricket Ireland's official Twitter handle wrote "The outfield & building are plunged into complete darkness but the pyrotechnics from the DJ box are still going! This game has had it all!."

Another tweet from them said: "Lights are gone again - this time during the middle of a delivery......think it was going to be a single, Ireland need 21 to win?."

Before this failure, at the end of the 14th over, the lights had gone off.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) need to make sure that such things don't happen in future at a global event.


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