The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to restrict the upcoming limited-overs series between the India National Cricket Team and the West Indies National Cricket Team to one or a maximum of two venues.
The Covid-19 situation in India is once again getting horrible with the fast spread of the virus in the different parts of the country. India has registered over 1 lakh cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, which has led to the panic in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Recently, the Ranji Trophy was postponed due to Covid-19 spread in different camps. Also, Col CK Nayudu Trophy & Senior Women’s T20 League for the 2021-22 season, have been postponed.
Things Look Bleak And We Are Positioned To Hit The Peak Of This Third Wave In February – BCCI Functionary
West Indies National Cricket Team are set to travel to India in February for the three-match One Day Internationals series and three-match T20 Internationals series. The One Day Internationals series will begin from 6 February in Ahmedabad, the second ODI will be played in Jaipur on 9 February and the third ODI will be played in Kolkata on 12 February. Also, the T20 Internationals series is scheduled to be played in Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, and Thiruvananthapuram.
According, to the reports of Cricket.com the series between India and the West Indies is expected to get restricted to one or two venues for the bio-security arrangements. Also, the spectators might not be allowed to enter the stadium and watch the games live.
“Things look bleak and we are positioned to hit the peak of this third wave in February. Organizing matches in six venues will add logistical nightmare,” a BCCI functionary told Cricket.com.
A state association official has said that there have been no communications from the BCCI yet regarding the series between India and West Indies being restricted to one venue. However, he didn’t rule out the possibility of it.
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