Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shifted the venue for the third Test between India and Australia. Earlier, it was decided to host the Test match at Dharamsala, but it was changed to Indore considering the harsh winter conditions in the state and the lack of sufficient grass density in the outfield.
BCCI in a statement stated that “The third Test of the Mastercard Australia’s 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. Owing to harsh winter conditions in the region, the outfield lacks sufficient grass density and will need some time to develop fully.”
The second Test match of the series begins on March 17 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The fourth Test match will be played at Ahmedabad from March 9 to 13.