India vs West Indies: Mumbai and Hyderabad swap dates of T20Is, says report

The BCCI on Friday swapped the dates of India's T20 Internationals against West Indies with Mumbai hosting the third game on 11 December and the 6 December opener going to Hyderabad.

Press Trust of India, Nov 22, 2019 19:17:04 IST

The BCCI on Friday swapped the dates of India's T20 Internationals against West Indies with Mumbai hosting the third game on December 11 and the December 6 opener going to Hyderabad.

The Mumbai Police has expressed inability to provide security as the city would be on a high alert on 6 December, the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition and also the "Mahaparinirvan Din" of BR Ambedkar.

India vs West Indies: Mumbai and Hyderabad swap dates of T20Is, says report

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On that day, lakhs of Ambedkar followers throng the Chaityabhumi, his memorial in Dadar.

"The BCCI has agreed to swap the dates of the Mumbai (6 December) and Hyderabad (11 December) games. We were able to carry out the swap after HCA president Mohammed Azharuddin agreed," a senior Mumbai Cricket Association official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

Another source said that HCA President and former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin played an important role in this swap else the Mumbai Cricket Association was set to lose the match.

A senior police official told PTI that MCA officials met one of the top cops and apprised him of the development.

Now with the change, the series opener of the three-match T20 series would be played in Hyderabad, while the last match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium.

Also, last time MCA had hosted an international match was against Sri Lanka, a T20 in December 2017.

Last year, due to administrative issues in the MCA, the BCCI had shifted the ODI against West Indies from Wankhede Stadium in south Mumbai to the nearby picturesque Brabourne Stadium, which is managed by the Cricket Club of India.

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Updated Date: Nov 22, 2019 19:17:04 IST






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