The fourth One-Day International match between India and West Indies has been shifted from the Wankhede Stadium to Mumbai’s Cricket Club of India (CCI). The BCCI officially announced the decision on Friday that the match will be now played at the Brabourne Stadium on October 29.
“Under the instructions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India appointed Committee of Administrators, the fourth One-day International match between India and Windies scheduled on 29th October at Wankhede Stadium has been shifted to Cricket Club of India, Mumbai,” the BCCI said in a statement.
The sudden shift in venue comes as the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has cited to its inability to issue tenders to the vendors for the ODI mainly due to financial constraints.
On Thursday, the MCA officials met a BCCI official and told him about the financial ailments.
Earlier, the Bombay High Court had appointed a Committee of Administrators for the MCA, who relinquished their charge on September 14. However, there has been no clarity on the issue of who would take care of the MCA bank account.
The CCI had lasted hosted an international match in 2009, which was a Test against Australia. CCI’s last ODI match was played in 2006.
“There are just over two weeks left for the game. It’s a challenge, but we will host the match. Currently, we are working on several things including issuing of tender notices for various works and the rate of tickets. Once finalised, all details related to ticket rates and its sales will be announced,” a senior CCI official told PTI.
The five match ODI series between India and West Indies begins in Guwahati on October 21.
(With Inputs from PTI)