Explained: Here’s why Tree Emoji is Being Shown after Every Dot Ball Bowled during Qualifier 1 match between CSK and Gujarat Titans

The ongoing 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) has entered its crucial phase, where the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) are currently competing in the Qualifier 1 of this season.


In the match, Gujarat won the toss and chose to field first against the hosts Chennai Super Kings in Chepauk. As anticipated due to the track’s characteristics, the scoring rate was relatively sluggish during Chennai’s batting innings.

During the CSK innings, an interesting observation caught the attention of fans. They noticed that tree emoticons were displayed on the scorecard ticker whenever a dot ball was bowled.


Chennai Super Kings managed to score 172 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. The reason behind this unique addition puzzled many spectators, but it was later clarified by Simon Doull on the live broadcast.

He confirmed that the tree emoticons were part of a new environmental initiative introduced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

According to Simon Doull’s disclosure, the BCCI has unveiled a plan to plant 500 trees for every dot ball bowled during IPL 2023 playoffs matches. This innovative initiative sparked a significant response on social media platforms, with many individuals applauding the BCCI for taking such a commendable step towards environmental conservation.


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