Mumbai: The BCCI Tours and Fixtures Committee has shortlisted Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for India's three-Test series against the West Indies during October and November this year. (Raj Singh Dungarpur was more than father figure: Sachin Tendulkar)
The committee has allotted the five ODIs to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala and Kochi while Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla will be hosting its first ever T20 International.
The exact date-wise match-schedule will be finalised later on the basis of logistics. 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. "Yes, Ranchi has got the ICC nod and BCCI needs to ratify it as a Test centre 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 centres with valid claims of hosting a Test as per rotation policy," the source told PTI.
Eden Gardens and Dharamsala hosted their last one-dayers in December 2012 (vs Pakistan) and January 2013 (vs England) respectively.
For Kotla, it will be the first T20 International that the ground will host, having staged its first ODI back in 1982. Ravi Jain, BCCI's deputy head of media committee and media convenor of DDCA, said that the association is ready to host the match. "We will leave no stone unturned to make this T20 International a grand success," Jain said