India vs England: BCCI asks Test-hosting associations whether they can afford staging matches

PTI, Nov, 02 2016

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the five associations who are to stage Test matches between India and England, asking them whether they will be able to undertake the expenses of hosting them "as a precautionary measure," said sources from the board on Wednesday.

When asked whether the news reports to this effect were correct, sources said, "We have written to the Test match-staging associations as a precautionary measure asking them whether they can host the matches. We are functioning on a day to day basis now rather than on a three-four month basis."

Representational photo. AFP

Representational photo. AFP

The cricket associations of Saurashtra, Andhra, Punjab, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu are to host the Test matches against England at Rajkot, Vishakapatnam, Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.

Doubts have arisen after the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha committee has instructed the BCCI's affiliated units not to utilise the money transferred to them as their share of the revenue accrued from the board till the order of the apex court on reforms in BCCI are carried out.

Sources also made it clear that no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the England team's visit can be signed with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) till it was cleared by the Lodha panel, which has been entrusted with appointing an auditor to oversee the BCCI's affairs by the Supreme Court.

"We cannot sign the contract," the sources reiterated.

Published Date: Nov 02, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 02, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115