The Indian cricket Board has shifted next month’s second Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka out of Delhi following uncertainty over the state unit obtaining clearances from the Delhi government. The match on February 12 will now be played in Ranchi.
A BCCI release on Friday announced the change in the three-match series, which is being organised as a build-up for the teams ahead of the World Twenty20 to be played in India from March 9.
There were doubts over the controversy-ridden Delhi and District Cricket Association retaining the match because of uncertainty over getting the required clearances. The BCCI had extended the deadline by two days for DDCA to confirm that it would be able to host the match at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
The DDCA staged last month’s final Test against South Africa only after a Delhi high court directive. The court had then said it would no longer intervene if the DDCA fails to resolve all issues and gets the government clearances.
Pune will stage the first T20 on February 9 and Visakhapatnam will host the final game on February 14.