What is the BCCI’s dot ball tree plantation green initiative during the IPL 2024 playoffs

What is the BCCI’s dot ball tree plantation green initiative during the IPL 2024 playoffs

A look at the BCCI’s dot ball tree plantation initiative during the IPL 2024 playoffs

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the greatest Twenty20 league in the world. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL franchises have regularly launched a number of campaigns to raise awareness of significant issues which gathers a significant amount of audience. 

Meanwhile, Green tree symbols were shown on the score visuals for each dot ball during Tuesday’s Qualifier 1 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad.

What is the BCCI’s dot ball 500 tree plantation green initiative during the IPL 2024 playoffs

While seeing the broadcast, the fans noticed that the sign for the dot ball had been replaced with an image of a tree. Why? There was a reason for such visuals. The measure done was a part of the green initiative of the BCCI.  

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How will it benefit? A total of 500 trees will be planted by the governing body of cricket in India and the Tata Group as a result of bowling dot balls during the three Playoff games and the Final. This isn’t the first edition of the initiative of planting trees for every dot ball in the playoffs. 

During the 2023 edition of the IPL playoffs, the ruling body made a significant decision last year to plant 500 trees for each dot ball in the league playoffs with the same happening in 2024 as well.

Meanwhile, 84 dot balls from the Chennai Super Kings vs. Gujarat Titans Qualifier 1 last year led in the planting of 42,000 plants as per what BCCI secretary Jay Shah tweeted after the game. 

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Following its inception, Mohammed Shami was the first bowler to bowl a dot ball while Ruturaj Gaikwad was the batsman who faced one. 

Over the years, RCB has worn green jerseys for one game per season to promote environmental protection. Moreover, the Delhi Capitals wore a different uniform this season to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ rights, and the Gujarat Titans wore lavender shirts to protect against cancer last season. 

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We can only hope that the BCCI will develop more projects of this nature to support a sustainable and healthy future since the Qualifier 1 between CSK and GT marked the beginning of the initiative’s execution. 

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