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BCCI may consider reducing venues for India-WI series due to rising COVID-19 cases

BCCI might take into account decreasing venues for India-WI sequence resulting from rising COVID-19 instances | Cricket Information

New Delhi: Quickly rising COVID-19 instances throughout the nation might power the BCCI to cut back the variety of venues for the upcoming white-ball sequence in opposition to the West Indies however the cricket physique has not but formally mentioned choices.
The third wave of coronavirus is quick gripping the nation and a number of other states have launched curbs, together with weekend lockdowns, to forestall the unfold of an infection.
India will host West Indies for six white-ball video games — three ODIs and as many T20Is — at six venues, beginning with the primary 50-over match at Ahmedabad on February 6.
“Nothing has been determined as of now. This can be a fluid scenario and we’re maintaining a tally of the scenario, and we are going to take a name at acceptable time,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI.
Aside from Ahmedabad, the opposite venues that are scheduled to host the matches are Jaipur (February 9), Kolkata (February 12), Cuttack (February 15) Visakhapatnam (February 18) and Thiruvananthapuram (February 20).
Given the present COVID scenario within the nation, the Board may look to host the six video games at three centres to keep away from an excessive amount of travelling as it’d make the gamers susceptible to infections.
The West Indies crew is scheduled to bear a three-day isolation after touchdown in Ahmedabad on February 1.
There will likely be follow classes on February 4 and 5 earlier than the motion begins with the primary ODI at Motera on February 6.
The BCCI was just lately pressured to postpone main home tournaments together with Ranji Trophy and the Col CK Naidu Trophy resulting from a surge in COVID-19 instances throughout the nation.

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