Chennai Pitch And Outfield Unaffected By Cyclone: TNCA
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, which is set to host the fifth and final Test match of the series, has assured that the pitch and the outfield have been unaffected by the cyclone Vardah that hit the city yesterday. With the state Board giving the confirmation, the match will be held as per the schedule with no last minute changes to the game. But apparently, the cycle on has caused a loss of approx 1 billion (Rs 6749 Crore). The cyclone has now moved ahead and will hit Bangalore today.
This is the second scare that Tamil Nadu survived on its course to host the Test match as earlier there were rumours that the Test match may be cancelled due to sudden demise of the former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha and then came the cyclone scare, but still, the Test match will be played as per the schedule, “The assuring part is that the pitch and the outfield has not been affected by the cyclone. But sight screen has been damaged. The bulbs have blown off, air conditioners damaged,” Kashi Viswanathan, TNCA secretary, told PTI on Tuesday (December 13).
“There have been hundreds of tree trunks lying on the road leading up to the stadium. Our challenge is to set everything in order in the next two days. I am confident we will be able to set everything right,” he added while counting the Challenges on their way to host the Test match.
Th fifth and final Test match will stay from December 16. India is three up in the series with England yet to have a taste of success. It will be a home game for players like Murali Vijay and R. Ashwin. The Indian team will look to win the game here and just crush Egland on this tour, taking a sweet revenge by winning the series.
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