The third Test between India and Australia within the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy sequence has been moved from Dharamsala to Indore‘s Holkar Stadium, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Monday.
The HPCA stadium, which was initially scheduled to host the Test from March 1, had its total outfield relaid and won’t be prepared for worldwide cricket in time.
“The third Test of the Mastercard Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, originally scheduled to take place at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala from 1st to 5th March has now been moved to Holkar Stadium, Indore,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned in an announcement.
“Owing to harsh winter conditions in the region, the outfield lacks sufficient grass density and will need some time to develop fully.” Shah added.
Indore final hosted a Test match in 2019, when India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs. India performed New Zealand in an ODI final month the place the house crew received by 90 runs.
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