Mumbai, Dec 28: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shifted the third Test between India and Australia from Kanpur to Hyderabad, the Indian board announced on Friday. The change is due to construction work in Kanpur which will not be completed in time for the March 14 to 18, 2013 Test.
"The Tour, Programme and Fixtures Committtee of the BCCI has decided to shift the third Test of the forthcoming AIRTEL Test series between India and Australia from the Green Park, Kanpur to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. This change is as per the rotation policy of the Board," a BCCI media release said.
"The change was necessitated because the ongoing construction activity at the Green Park, Kanpur, would not have been completed in time for the Test," it added.
Revised match schedule (Four Tests)
First Test - Delhi - 22 February 2013 to 26 February 2013
Second Test - Mohali - 2 March 2013 to 6 March 2013
Third Test - Hyderabad - 14 March 2013 to 18 March 2013
Fourth Test - Chennai - 22 March 2013 to 26 March 2013