Ind-WI ODI series in Canada called off
BCCI mulls shifting the tournament to another venue after the hosts back out.india Updated: Jul 27, 2006 12:37 IST
The one-day international series between India and West Indies will not be held in Canada as the host nation is not prepared to stage the matches in 2006, BCCI said on Friday.
BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said the Canada Cricket Association had conveyed their inability to host the ODI series in September 2006 and the Board was contemplating shifting the tournament to another venue.
"Canada is not prepared to host the event this year. They have said they cannot give all the facilities and make arrangements for the teams by September," Shah said.
"The series can now he held at other places, maybe in Holland, Singapore or Malaysia or anywhere else. We are looking at what could be worked out," he said.
"We have received a lot of proposals and are considering them," he said.
He said West Indies Cricket Board had also been informed about it.
The series against the West Indies was planned after India agreed to help the West Indies Board's finances by playing matches outside the ICC's official Test and one-day programme.
The series was also seen as a preparation for the Champions Trophy to be held in October-November in India.
The series was already under a cloud after it was reported on Thursday that the West Indies Players' Association had threatened to boycott the event because it had not been taken into confidence by the West Indies Cricket Board about the proposed matches.