According to a report, the third Test of the ongoing series between India and Australia, scheduled to be played in Dharamsala from March 1 to 5, is set to be rescheduled because the relaid outfield is not match ready. Taposh Chatterjee, BCCI curator, is said to have visited the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium to inspect the pitch and outfield. He will submit his report to the BCCI’s top brass for a final decision.
Bengaluru and Visakhapatnam are two possible locations for the third Test.
“Certain BCCI parameters must be met in order for the match to be hosted. No competitive game has been played on this field, and the outfield is not yet ready “According to a senior BCCI source.
While the match is still 16 days away, the weather in Dharamsala may play a role, as back-to-back international games there were washed out.
The outfield has bald spots, and rain forecast for the next few days could put a halt to the work in progress.
“We have stated that if given the opportunity, we would like to host the game, but the decision is ultimately up to the BCCI. Parameters would be used to generate the curator’s report “According to an HPCA source with knowledge of the situation.
A Test in Dharamsala is one of the most anticipated matches because it is regarded as a track conducive to pacers as well as a destination ideal for cricket tourism
A BCCI team also visited the venue a few weeks ago.
Thousands of fans hoping for a world-class Test match in Dharamsala will be disappointed if the venue is moved.