The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the venues for the West Indies home series later this year in the months of October and November,  when the Caribbean team will be contesting in 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and a T20 against MS Dhoni’s men. The BCCI Tours and Fixtures Committee has shortlisted Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for India’s three-Test series against the West Indies.

The committee has allotted the five ODIs to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala and Kochi .Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla will be hosting its first ever Twenty20 International,  Ravi Jain, BCCI’s deputy head of media committee and media convener of Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA), confirmed. He said, “We will leave no stone unturned to make this T20 International a grand success”.

The exact date-wise match-schedule will be finalized later on the basis of logistics. Meanwhile, Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi was rumored to be in the mix to host one of the 3 Test matches, a senior BCCI official said that as long as the city doesn’t come with the board’s rotation policy, it can’t host a match. As per media reports Ranchi was being dubbed as a possible venue for a Test match but a senior BCCI official said that there was no discussion on the venue.

The source told PTI that, “Yes, Ranchi has got the ICC nod and BCCI needs to ratify it as a Test center during a working committee meeting. But above everything, Ranchi needs to come into the rotation policy system which is in work. How could we have allotted Ranchi a match when there are other centers with valid claims of hosting a Test as per rotation policy”.

Eden Gardens and Dharamsala hosted their last one-day matches in December 2012 against Pakistan and against England in January 2013 respectively. For Kotla, it will be the first T20 International that the ground will host, having staged its first ODI back in 1982.

Type of match

Venues

Tests

Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad

ODIs

Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala, Kochi

T20

Delhi

The dates and order of matches is to be decided later. 

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