Bengaluru emerges front-runner to host India-South Africa ladies’s sequence after KCA’s withdrawal

Bengaluru emerges front-runner to host India-South Africa ladies’s sequence after KCA’s withdrawal

New Delhi: The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has emerged because the front-runner to host subsequent month’s restricted overs sequence between India and South Africa ladies’s sides after Kerala Cricket Affiliation (KCA) expressed its incapability to stage the matches on the Greenfield Sports activities Hub Stadium in Thiruvanthapuram.

KCA secretary Sreejith V Nair instructed PTI that they had been purported to host eight video games (three ODIs and 5 T20Is) from the primary week of March and a 14-day coaching camp earlier than that however the homeowners of the stadium — IL & FS — have booked the power for a military recruitment drive for 2 weeks.

“IL & FS didn’t even inform us whereas reserving the stadium on dates clashing with the ladies’s sequence. It’s a violation of our MoU with them. We have now written to the BCCI expressing our incapability to host the video games,” stated Nair.

KCA has an settlement with the homeowners to handle the bottom.

Within the wake of KCA’s withdrawal, the BCCI is Bengaluru as an alternate possibility.

“Bengaluru is an effective possibility however once more with the COVID-19 nonetheless very a lot round, we’re depending on authorities permission and the logistics too should be labored out. We’re nonetheless concentrating on the primary week of March to start out the sequence,” a BCCI supply instructed PTI.

Nevertheless, each BCCI and Cricket South Africa are but to announce the sequence although the Indian gamers have been intimated about it. The staff has not performed worldwide cricket because the T20 World Cup remaining in March final yr. Their solely outing since that remaining was through the exhibition Ladies’s T20 Problem in Sharjah in November final yr.

Because the sequence must be performed in a bio-bubble, the staff must assemble not less than two weeks earlier than the primary recreation with six days reserved for quarantine.

“The gamers have been coaching at their respective centres however after all they are going to want not less than 10 days to coach collectively earlier than the sequence. They’ve been away from the sport for a very long time now,” the supply added.

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