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Last Update on: July 26th, 2023 at 12:24 pm

India ace Ravichandran Ashwin just loves to share his opinions on social media platforms and he was at it again after the venue allocation for India’s five-match Test series against England caused an uproar on Twitter.

The BCCI, on Tuesday (July 25), announced the full schedule for India’s 2023-24 home season. Team India will welcome Australia, Afghanistan, and England for their next home season. While they are scheduled to play only limited-overs games against Australia and Afghanistan, England will be coming to the subcontinent for a bumper five-match Test series.

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Hyderabad, Vizag, Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamsala will host the five Tests between India and England next year. The first game of the series will be played from January 25 in Hyderabad before the teams move to Vizag for the second Test on February 2. The third and fourth Tests will begin on February 15 and 23 in Rajkot and Ranchi respectively. Dharamsala will be the venue for the final Test from March 7.

While the BCCI confirmed that the Tours, Fixtures, and Technical Committee allocated the venues as per the BCCI venue rotation policy, few fans expressed their displeasure over some iconic venues like Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata not getting the chance to host any Test.

Here are some of the reactions from the fans:


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Ravichandran Ashwin reacts to venue allocation:

As the fans were busy sharing their views on the venue allocation for the India-England Test series, Ravichandran Ashwin also took to Twitter to share his opinion. The ace spinner made an interesting observation about the venues as he tweeted:

“5 tests against England 2024: Hyderabad, Vizag, Rajkot, Ranchi, Dharamshala. 2016/17: Rajkot, Vizag, Mohali, Mumbai, Chennai. Vizag and Rajkot hold status quo. Should be a good series.”

It should be noted that England will be playing a five-match Test series in India for the first time since the 2016/17 season. When England visited India in 2021, they played a four-match Test series against the hosts.

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