BCCI requests for three Tests on WI tour
Indian Cricket Board has requested their West Indies counterparts to finalise three Tests instead of four proposed during its tour commencing from May 15.india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 19:35 IST
Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has requested their West Indies counterparts to finalise three Test matches instead of four proposed during its two-month tour there commencing from May 15.
"We have requested the West Indies Board to drop one Test from the itinerary as India has already surplus Test matches played there," Chairman of the Fixtures Committee of BCCI, Shashank Manohar told reporters after the Committee meeting here on Tuesday.
He said India will also play five one day internationals there between May 15 and July 5.
BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah, who was also present on the occasion said, India will take part in triangular series in Sri Lanka in August2006 with Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Manohar said an India 'A' team will tour Australia while an Under-19 team will visit England in June-Julyin 2006.
BCCI has also requested the organisers in Abu Dhabi to postpone the India 'A' team's itinerary till March 20 in view of ongoing domestic cricket season.
The team has been invited from March 9 to 20 to play in Abu Dhabi.
The BCCI decided to cut drastically the number of complimentary tickets by the respective affiliated units. From the 700 complimentary tickets presently issued, about 200 would be cut in view of crowded enclosures.