A day after the sad demise of Jayalalithaa, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to “wait and watch’, before taking decision on a possible shift of venue of the fifth Test between India and England to be held from December 16-20 in the city, due to the sensitive situation.
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Speaking to reporters in Mumbai today, board secretary Ajay Shirke said BCCI hasn’t taken any decision with regard to Chennai Test. However, he added that the board was keeping a close watch on the situation and inputs being taken from the host association on the sentiments of the people, based on which final decision on the Test match would be taken.
He did not give any indication about any probable plan B and a time till when the board will wait for local authorities to give a feedback. Shrkey also said that the the decision on shifting would depend o the situaton. Given that BCCI has got number of venues, alternate venues where it can hold Test matches, including new venues which are added and there is no paucity of venues for hosting a Test match.
India is already 2-0 up with wins in Visakhaptnam and Mohali against England in the five match series.