IPL 2023

Revealed: Why dot balls are being shown as trees in scorecard in IPL 2023 playoffs

Saurabh Anand

May 23 2023
Revealed: Why dot balls are being shown as trees in scorecard in IPL 2023 playoffs

Fans are confused all over social media searching for the reason why dot balls are being shown as trees in scorecard during the IPL 2023 playoffs.

Chepauk is hosting the IPL 2023 qualifier one game with Chennai Super Kings taking on Gujarat Titans. Gujarat Titans have won the toss and elected to bowl against CSK. With Chennai batting first, broadcasters have replaced the dot balls sign in the playoffs round. Now for every dot ball in the game, a tree sign is coming up. Earlier a simple ball was shown as a dot ball sign in the league round. Fans were surprised and were looking for a reason when they saw a change in the scorecard graphic. The sign about the environment and the rising challenges due to Global Warming.

Reason behind tree symbol

It is an initiative between TATA Group and Indian Premier League to encourage tree plantation drives around the country. TATA Group and IPL will plant 500 trees for every dot ball being bowled in the playoffs round in IPL 2023. This is part of BCCI’s green initiative. Playoffs will have 4 games, Qualifier 1, Eliminator 1, Qualifier 2, and The Final at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, and Mumbai Indians are the four teams taking part in the Indian Premier League’s playoffs round. Gujarat Titans and Chennai are fighting out on Tuesday evening to secure their place in the finals.

Royal Challengers Bangalore also encourages people to plant more trees. RCB hosts a special Go Green initiative game once every season at M. Chinnaswamy. They wear green jerseys to promote tree plantation drives among the people. This year they played against Rajasthan Royals in the green jersey. Apart from going green, Gujarat Titans wear the lavender colour jersey in one of their game to promote the fight against chronic diseases like Cancer.

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