Dharmshala: Major changes are likely to happen in the Test series between India and Australia. There are reports that the venue of the third Test match to be held in Dharamshala will be changed.
Test series between India and Australia started at Nagpur venue. Team India won the first test match and took the lead by 1-0. Meanwhile, the third Test match is in the news. It is expected that the third Test match may be shifted from Dharamshala to Mohali. The third Test match will be played from March 1 to 5.
According to a Cricinfo report, the Dharamshala ground is not yet fully ready and cannot host international cricket there. It is said that in such a situation, BCCI may have to take a tough decision to change the venue at the last moment.
Dharamshala Stadium is known as one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in the world. It is surrounded by high hills. When it was announced that the third Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy would be held here, every cricket fan was excited. But now that doesn’t seem possible.
The last first-class match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamsala was in the year 2020. After that construction started on this ground. A new outfield and a new drainage system are being prepared here. The work was expected to be completed by the beginning of this year, but it was delayed due to incessant rains in Dharamshala.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association said that they expect the stadium to be ready by the match date, but will take a final decision only after the BCCI enquiry. Besides Mohali, cities like Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Pune are also in the race, it is reliable.
India vs Australia Test Series Schedule
1st Test – February 9 to 13, Nagpur (India’s resounding win)
2nd Test – 17th to 21st February, Delhi
3rd Test – March 1 to March 5, Dharamshala
4th Test – March 9 to March 13, Ahmedabad.
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