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Aashay Chopade ∙ Updated: May 24 2023, 2:58 AM | 1 Min Read

What is BCCI's latest Dot Ball Initiative Involving Tree Planting in IPL 2023 Playoffs?

image-li0dvzsnRuturaj Gaikwad faced the first green dot ball (AP Photo)

Indian Premier League (IPL) is the leading T20 tournament in the world and time and again, we have seem different initiatives from IPL franchises and BCCI to promote awareness about various important issues. RCB have over the years donned green jerseys for one game in each season to increase awareness about environmental protection.

Also, Gujarat Titans donned Lavender colour jerseys for cancer protection and Delhi Capitals used a different jersey to promote awareness about LGBTQIA+ rights this season. Now, BCCI has decided to take a big step during the playoffs of IPL 2023. The BCCI will plant 500 trees for each dot ball that will be bowled in the 2023 IPL playoffs. 

The implementation of the initiative has started with the Qualifier 1 between CSK and GT and let's hope BCCI comes up with more such initiatives to promote a healthy and sustainable future.

Mohammed Shami became the first bowler to bowl a dot ball after the start of the initiative while Ruturaj Gaikwad was the batter who faced that dot ball.