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BCCI confirms Irani fixture’s move out of Indore

Last updated on 13 Feb 2023 | 04:56 PM
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BCCI confirms Irani fixture’s move out of Indore

The fixture between Madhya Pradesh and Rest of India was clashing with India’s Test against Australia

Earlier in the day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the third Test between India and Australia, which was set to be played in Dharamshala would be shifted to Indore. In wake of that incident, the board now has confirmed that the Irani Trophy – the annual fixture between Ranji Trophy champions and the rest of India would now be moved out of Indore. 

"The third Test of the Mastercard Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, originally scheduled to take place at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala from 1st to 5th March has now been moved to Holkar Stadium, Indore," BCCI's statement from earlier today read. 

"Owing to harsh winter conditions in the region, the outfield lacks sufficient grass density and will need some time to develop fully."

The clash between Madhya Pradesh and Rest of India too was scheduled during the same time, which now has tied the hands of the board. Cricbuzz reported that the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) would write to the board to shift the clash to Gwalior. 

"The match will be moved out of Indore, inevitably," said Jay Shah on Monday. 

Last year, BCCI resumed the Irani Cup game, with the clash between Saurashtra and the Rest of India after a hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, the final clash of the Ranji Trophy season between Bengal and Saurashtra is set to be played at the Eden Gardens.

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