Bangalore may get a Test in Pakistan~~s tour

Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:It is the turn of Delhi, Mohali and Ahmedabad to host the forthcoming three India-Pakistan Tests, as per the rotation policy followed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

In case Delhi's Ferozshah Kotla ground, which is under renovation, is unable to host any of the matches, then Bangalore is likely to get the nod, according to sources in the BCCI.

There are nine full Test centres identified by the BCCI at present and six of these hosted the Tests against Australia (Bangalore, Chennai, Nagpur and Mumbai) and South Africa (Kanpur and Kolkata) earlier this season.

The complete itinerary of the tour by Pakistan is to be chalked out by the programmes and fixtures committee of the BCCI, headed by one of its vice presidents Kamal Morarka, here on January 20.

The Pakistanis, who are set to arrive on February 25, are also scheduled to play five One-day Internationals during their visit.

The persons scheduled to attend the BCCI sub committee meeting on Thursday are: Morarka (chairman), secretary S K Nair, joint secretary Gautam Dasgupta, Treasurer Jyoti Bajpai, the five zonal representatives - M P Pandove (North/Punjab), Dayanand Narvekar (South/Goa), Vikas Barua (East/Assam), Hitesh Patel, (West/Gujarat), Prakash Dixit (Central/Vidarbha) - and special invitee Ratnakar Shetty (Mumbai).

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