In what can be called a major embarrassment to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which is the ‘richest’ cricket board in the world, its official website went offline for almost an entire day because of the non-renewal of the domain.
The domain is owned by former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi, who had purchased it in 2008. The officials were supposed to renew in on February 3, 2018. However, as it was not renewed, the Website Registrar put the domain name up for public bidding, causing major embarrassment to BCCI.
In fact, the board’s website went offline for hours on Sunday when the senior national men’s team was playing the 2nd ODI against South Africa. By the time, BCCI officials opened their eyes, the damage had already been done.