India vs England: Teams May Wear Black Armbands in Memory of J Jayalalithaa

Updated: 15 December 2016 00:14 IST

India and England will lock horns against each other in the fifth and final Test in Chennai from December 17.

India vs England: Teams May Wear Black Armbands in Memory of J Jayalalithaa
Both the teams are likely to wear armbands during the fifth Test in Chennai © AFP (Representational image)

As a mark of respect for former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, who passed away last week, India and England team in all likelihood will wear black armbands during the fifth Test in Chennai.

"We have requested both England and India teams to wear black armbands as a mark of respect for the departed soul of our former CM. Because of this tragedy, the TNCA has decided against having any kind of function or felicitation during the match," a senior TNCA official said.

The cyclone Vardah that lashed the city last Monday had caused considerable damage to the property at Chepauk Stadium but TNCA has worked on warfooting to get the ground ready on time for Test match.

(With inputs from PTI)

Topics : India England MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai India vs England 2016 Cricket
Highlights
  • Both the teams are likely to wear armbands in Chennai Test
  • This is to mark a respect for former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa
  • She passed away last week
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