“Owing to harsh winter conditions in the region, the outfield [at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala] lacks sufficient grass density and will need some time to develop fully,” a BCCI assertion on Monday morning mentioned by means of clarification. It added that the groups would head to Indore for the third match of the four-Test sequence, beginning on March 1, following the tip of the second Test in Delhi, from February 17.
The board had narrowed the selection of the venue for the third Test to Indore and Rajkot after ruling Dharamsala out following an unfavourable report from the board’s inspection panel.
As reported beforehand on ESPNcricinfo, the panel visited the bottom in Dharamsala on February 11 and famous a number of naked patches on the outfield, which was relaid not too long ago by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association to put in a brand new drainage system. Another deterrent was the truth that no cricket had been hosted by the venue for the reason that two T20Is between India and Sri Lanka final February.
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