Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Inclement weather forces BCCI to delay start of domestic games in seven centres. The first round of Under-19 Men and Women limited-overs tournaments in Hyderabad, Vizag, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Rajkot and Nagpur have been pushed from September 28 to 30
The first round of Under-19 Men and Women limited-overs tournaments in Hyderabad, Vizag, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Rajkot and Nagpur have been pushed from September 28 to 30
The start of the domestic cricket in India has been disrupted. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has advised seven of the 12 state associations hosting the first round of Under-19 Men and Women limited-overs tournaments to delay the start till September 30. The matches are to start on September 28 but have been postponed due to the prevailing inclement weather across the country.
The matches of Under-19 boys Vinoo Mankad Trophy and Under-19 girls one-day tournament in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Rajkot and Nagpur have been postponed by a couple of days as these centres have been witnessing heavy rainfall for the last few days. However, the games in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mohali, Jaipur and Ranchi will start, as scheduled, the BCCI and state association officials informed.
Some parts of the country, mostly eastern and southern, have been lashed by Cyclone Gulab for the last few days. “Owing to the incessant rain and the cyclone alert issued by MET, the BCCI is compelled to postpone the start of the group stage from 28.09.2021 to 30.09.2021,” Dhiraj Malhotra, the general manager, Game Development, BCCI, said in a letter to the host associations on Monday (September 27).
The mails, seen by Cricbuzz, have gone to the Hyderabad Cricket Association hosting the Unde-19 Boys Elite D group matches, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) hosting Under-19 Boys Elite E matches in Indore, Andhra Cricket Association hosting Under-19 Girls One Day Elite C matches in Visakhapatnam, Orissa Cricket Association hosting Uner-19 girls matches in Bhubaneshwar, Gujarat Cricket Association hosting Under-19 girls Elite D matches in Surat, Saurashtra Cricket Association hosting U-19 girls Elite A matches in Rajkot and Vidarbha Cricket Association hosting U-19 Girls Elite B matches in Nagpur.
“Following this change in schedule, there will be no rest days and all matches will be played back-to-back from September 30 to October 4. There will be no change to the knockout stage and venues,” the BCCI official wrote in his mail.
“This decision has been taken to ensure that all the matches are played and there is no loss due to the inclement weather. Keeping the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup 2022 in mind, we need to ensure that the players get the maximum opportunity and exposure to showcase their talent and make an earnest effort to be selected for the country,” Malhotra further wrote.