New Delhi: The second One-Day International between India and New Zealand, which was scheduled for October 19 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, has been postponed by a day so as not to clash with the Karva Chauth festival.
CK Khanna, the vice-president of Delhi and District Cricket Association, confirmed that the DDCA had requested Ajay Shirke, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, to postpone the game to October 20 so as to ensure ticket sales didn’t suffer, and the board approved the change.
“I requested BCCI to postpone the match due to Karva Chauth, which was agreed. Now, instead of October 19, the match will take place on October 20,” Khanna told IANS on Thursday (September 8). The changed itinerary was reflected on the BCCI’s website, though the board has not yet issued any official word on it.
The itinerary for the New Zealand series was announced at the end of June. India’s 2016-17 home season will kick off with the Test series against New Zealand starting on September 22 in Kanpur, with two more Tests in Kolkata and Indore. India will also play five ODIs against New Zealand over two weeks, in Dharamsala, New Delhi, Mohali, Ranchi and Visakhapatnam. The remaining games are expected to go on as scheduled.