Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner, Lalit Modi, was appalled by the tournament’s opening ceremony in Chennai, even though it left most people in attendance absolutely amazed.
Modi, was active on Twitter, as the opening ceremony, which included a range of Bollywood and international celebrities, was under way.
On Twitter, Modi, expressed his disgust on how the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) prepared the dazzling ceremony, saying: “Can’t bear to watch it anymore – as on TV it looks appalling. Was really looking forward to seeing something well presented. I am sure the Ratings will show.”
The former commissioner, was also upset about the fact that the ceremony was held on the YMCA grounds instead of an actual stadium, stating that the atmosphere was not as special.
“I would have preferred Opening Ceremony to be in A Stadium atmosphere, before a game. Rather than like a Concert like opening. The truth is I am in complete Shock – that a show like this can be staged. What was the BCCI thinking when they decided on this format,” he tweeted.
Even though Modi has expressed that he was less than impressed with the opening ceremony, the cricketing community, on the other hand, were left in absolute awe at the outstanding performance put on by all those involved.