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Everyone while watching Chennai SuperKings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GJ) match at Chepauk was surprised to see the tree emoji in the place of the dot ball. CSK won the toss and elected to bat first. Runs were flooding on the score board and other side broadcasters who are displaying the scoreboard replaced the dot ball emoji with a tree. Everyone was surprised to see it. The emoji was explained, BCCI going to plant 500 trees for each dot ball in the IPL 2023 playoffs. The great initiative by BCCI was hailed by social media followers.
We are proud to partner @TataCompanies in planting 500 saplings for each dot ball in the @IPL playoffs. Qualifier 1 #GTvsCSK got 42,000 saplings, thanks to 84 dot balls.— Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 24, 2023
Who says T20 is a batter’s game? Bowlers’ it’s all in your hands #TATAIPLGreenDots
The initiative is the support for the environment. TATA Group and IPL together took this initiative as part of BCCI’s go green. Playoffs will have 4 matches, Qualifier 1, Qualifier 2, Eliminator and the final match. Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians are in the playoff. Every dot ball in these four matches is equal to 500 trees. Later in this season, Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) wore green jerseys’ as an initiative for Go Green and to spread awareness of keeping the planet clean. Gujarat Titans (GT) also wore lavender colour jerseys as an initiative to fight against cancer.