BCCI finalises T20 series in US, discusses Lodha panel guidelines

  • Harit N Joshi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2016 17:38 IST
The two-match T20 series between India and West Indies will be held at Central Broward Regional Park in Florida later this month. (Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken its first step towards exploring the United States market after officially finalising a short T20 series with the West Indies in Florida.

The BCCI in its Working Committee meeting on Tuesday decided “in principle” to play a two-match T20 series at the Central Broward Regional Park in Florida, which will also host a few matches of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. The dates are yet to be finalised, but they are likely to be played in the last week of August.

The Florida ground has hosted four international T20 matches in the past—New Zealand took on Sri Lanka in 2010, and the Kiwis played the West Indies in 2012.

Also on the agenda at the Working Committee meeting was the implementation of the Justice Lodha Commission’s recommendations. It is learnt that members present at the meeting discussed the roadmap for implementation and also sought clarifications regarding various aspects of the recommendations.

All state and affiliated units are informed to prepare a list of clarifications for the Lodha panel when they meet next for the Special General Meeting in New Delhi on August 5.

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