India vs West Indies 2018: Chennai Set To Host Third T20I As Scheduled
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, on Thursday, stated that they will host the third T20I between India and West Indies as per schedule, thus ending the uncertainty. The final game of West Indies’ tour of India was scheduled to be played on November 4 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
However, the ongoing issue of complimentary passes had raised some doubt over whether TNCA would go ahead with conducting the game. The cricket associations of Madhya Pradesh, Bengal as well as Tamil Nadu had made it clear that they would not accept the BCCI’s new rule regarding the complimentary passes.
According to the new BCCI constitution, 90 per cent tickets of the total seating capacity has to be put on sale for the public. And the state associations could distribute only 10 per cent of tickets as complimentary passes. The new rule, however, did not please the associations and they did not hesitate in making their displeasures clear.
The second ODI between India and West Indies has already been shifted to Visakhapatnam from Indore due to the same reason.
However, according to a report in PTI, TNCA said that the Committee of Administrators have accepted their demands and the match will be according to schedule.
“We are awaiting a confirmation mail from the BCCI and I can tell you that match will be happening in Chennai. There had been extensive discussions and the CoA has understood our rationale behind sticking to the old formula of membership passes. It’s a great news for cricket lovers in Chennai,” a TNCA official said.
The T20I series will get underway on November 4 in Kolkata before the teams move to Lucknow and Chennai.
West Indies Tour of India 2018, T20 Matches:
First T20 – November 4, Kolkata
Second T20 – November 6, Lucknow
Third T20 – November 11, Chennai.
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