Ranji Trophy 2017/18: Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Shifts Last Two Matches Out of Chepauk
The Ranji season is underway, and every team wants to make it to the next round, and teams at the third and fourth position in their groups do not want to drop any more points.
Tamil Nadu who has already had a match being washed out due to rain early in the season has shifter their last two home fixtures out of Chepauk due to persistent rain.
A Tamil Nadu, Cricket Association, official said that the state had themselves asked the BCCI to shift their home games,
“The TNCA on Monday had requested the BCCI for a change in venue taking into consideration the rain factor. The matches are shifted to Madhya Pradesh and Baroda. In fact, the Tripura game which was held here earlier last month was supposed to be our away game. However, the match was played here because of rainy conditions in Tripura,” he said.
BCCI also confirmed the news that Tamil Nadu’s match against Madhya Pradesh will be played in Indore and their match against Baroda will be played at the Reliance Cricket Stadium in Vadodara.
The Tamil Nadu players who are currently in Cuttack to play their fourth-round match have been advised to prepare themselves to travel to different venues over the next three weeks.
Tamil Nadu has already lost three points against Tripura, as their match was washed out due to rain and the team from the south could not go for the win. The Tamil Nadu team has a hard task on their hand, as Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai notched up impressive victories in their respective matches. Andhra and MP, having completed four matches each, currently top the table with 15 points and 14 points with Mumbai (10 points) in third place. Tamil Nadu is at fourth with seven points from three matches.
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