"The change was necessitated because the ongoing construction activity at the Green Park, Kanpur, would not have been completed in time for the Test," it added.
The BCCI's decision came after a Cricket Australia inspection team expressed dissatisfaction with Green Park's facilities.
"Neither the ACA or Cricket Australia is keen on playing in Kanpur. We've made that known to the BCCI (Indian board) but we haven't received a definitive response yet," the Australian Cricketers' Association chief Paul Marsh had stated.
"The change-room facilities are not up to international standard and there are various issues with the outfield and the pitch. The main thing is there are certain facilities they haven't got that we would expect to be in place for international cricket," he added.
India will take on Australia in a four-match Test series, and the other three matches will be played in New Delhi, Mohali and Chennai.
The revised match-schedule is as follows: First Test -- Delhi (February 22 to 26)Second Test -- Mohali (March 2 to 6)Third Test -- Hyderabad (March 14 to 18)Fourth Test -- Chennai (March 22 to 26).