Unofficial Test series between India A and Australia A to be moved out of Vizag

Unofficial Test series between India A and Australia A to be moved out of Vizag

The quadrangular series was also marred by the relentless rains in Vizag.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal celebrates. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The quadrangular One Day series, featuring India ‘A’, India ‘B’, Australia ‘A’ and ‘South Africa ‘A’ is currently taking place. India ‘B’ and Australia ‘A’ have finished on the top of the points table with 12 points each from five matches courtesy of two victories each and are scheduled to play the final, tomorrow on August 9 at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

The third-place match will take place on the same day at Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Cricket Ground in Alur. After the conclusion of the series, India ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ will cross swords in a two-match unofficial Test series, which gets underway next month. Both matches were listed to take place at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

Rain turning a roadblock yet again

In the meantime, it has been learned that the two four-day matches have been decided to be moved out of Andhra Pradesh owing to the heavy rains after the depression in the Bay of Bengal. Subsequently, the contests will be hosted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) as per reports in Cricbuzz. However, there hasn’t been any official announcement surrounding the venues.

KSCA earlier accepted the BCCI’s proposal for hosting the four-day encounters. The first match is scheduled to take place from September 2 to 5 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The second encounter will be hosted by Alur from September 8 to 11. Alur has hosted a number of List A and T20 matches and also a Ranji Trophy match between Karnataka and Delhi in 2017-18.

The venue gained the first-class status after it fulfilled the conditions of the BCCI for becoming eligible to host first-class matches. The quadrangular series was also marred by the relentless rains in Vizag. As many as four matches were called off without a ball being bowled after which the remaining matches took place in Bangalore and Alur.

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