Disgusting toilets at cricket stadiums

In the past 15 months, having been a cricket spectator in 2 of India's biggest cities, along with my young daughter; here's an experience we don't wish to encounter ever again: absolutely disgusting toilets in both venues, at Wankhede as well as at Kotla last week.

In Mumbai, women's toilets were mostly all locked. When we finally found one open, there were no lights, no water, no trash bin, no toilet paper. Unclean WCs, unimaginable filth. I had to explain to my then 8 year old to not drink any more water until we exited the stadium

In Delhi, we found more "open" toilets. But the pipes connecting the water supply to the flush tanks were missing. No trash cans, no toilet paper. So the floor got soaked and WCs remained dirty. Stinking mess. Again, rule#1 for women came into effect - no drinking water out

It is our right to have access to clean, hygienic, safe washrooms everywhere. Please do not tell us to stay home, watch the game on TV, be thankful for what we have, "man up"/ hold it in. It is nothing short of shameful that women spectators are subjected to these conditions.

With India set to co-host the men's world cup later in 2023 will BCCI take up the challenge of changing your mindset before then? Construct functional toilets and hire agencies to manage them. It can be done right. I hope you will take this suggestion seriously. Thank you more  

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Culture to be improved first not the way toilets maintained. How they are built to maintain is a question mark?. This is one area where cameras for vigilance and cleanliness is mandatory. more  
Very true. We must raise our voice cllectively. A PIL in High or Supreme Court would be necessary. more  
women's toilets are generally locks and are unimaginably filth. Strong protest needed more  
So true more  
That is the case in all public places. Either there are no toilets or if there are any, they are so dirty that you can't use them. Similar is the case in all Govt. Offices more  
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