The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the pink-ball Test between India and England on February 24.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah on Thursday stated that the newly-built Motera Stadium will host the pink-ball fixture together with 5 T20Is.
Ahmedabad to host pink-ball Test in 2021
England is about to tour India for a four-match Test series – which begins on February 7- adopted by a five-match T20I series. Whereas the Board is predicted to announce the itinerary, Eden Gardens in Kolkata stays a front-runner to host the primary Test in bio-secured surroundings.
Although the BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly had earlier acknowledged that Ahmedabad will host the pink-ball Test, there have been doubts over the series because of the rising COVID-19 cases. However, interacting with the scribes in Ahmedabad on Thursday, whereas inaugurating the GCA indoor facility, Shah made it clear that the series will go on as per plan.
“The Test series will start on February 7 and the day-night Test shall be performed in Ahmedabad (on the Motera Stadium) from February 24,” Shah stated. It’s believed that the touring workforce will attain India after its Test series towards Sri Lanka and shall be inside a strict bubble earlier than beginning its marketing campaign”.
Over the previous few years, the BCCI has deliberate the ODI and T20I series based mostly on whether the following ICC occasion is a 50-over occasion or a 20-over occasion. The 5 T20Is towards England shall be preparation for Virat Kohli’s workforce for the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in India in October-November, next 12 months.