Kolkata: The one-off Twenty 20 International during Windies' tour of India later this year, will be held on 4 November at Eden Gardens, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly said on Saturday.
The Windies will tour India for a full series between October and November featuring three Tests, five One Day Internationals and one-off Twenty20.
“We will host the Caribbean Team for the one-off T20 international at the Eden Gardens,” Ganguly said.
Ganguly further announced that a new look Eden Gardens may also host the upcoming Indian Premier League qualifiers if Pune fails to host it.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has originally been awarded the playoff matches (Eliminator and Qualifier-2) of the IPL-11.
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The IPL is scheduled to start in the UAE on 19 September and although the BCCI is awaiting approval from the central government, in a letter to Ganguly, Verma pointed out why it must be held in India.
The apex court is set to hear on Wednesday a BCCI plea to modify its constitution and enable the duo of Ganguly and Shah to stay on in their positions instead of going on a mandatory cooling-off period.
The truth is, BCCI and Indian cricket desperately need leadership to overcome the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.