The fourth ODI series between India and the West Indies was moved from Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on the way to the Indian Cricket Club (CCI), the BCCI announced on Friday.
The match, scheduled for October 29. , was initially assigned to the Wankhede Stadium of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), but the Committee of Administrators overseeing the BCCI made the decision to move the game to the Bramberg Stadium of CCI due to administrative problems in the MCA. Logistically, the move will not affect any plan, since the two stadiums are at a distance of just 500 meters.
The MCA faced an administrative crisis without authority to sign the disbursements. They approached the BCCI, but the Indian board was not willing to take responsibility for organizing the party, which led to the change.
This is the second game in the series that will move. Indore would host the second ODI on October 24, but the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association expressed its inability to do so, and the main point of discussion is the number of courtesy tickets available for distribution. That party moved to Visakhapatnam.
The places for the five ODIs will now be Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Mumbai (CCI) and Thiruvananthapuram.
The issue of courtesy tickets is one on which several state associations have raised objections. . According to the new BCCI constitution, each site must sell 90% of the tickets to the paying public, with 10% reserved for free tickets. Of that 10%, it was reported that the BCCI needed half to distribute among its stakeholders and sponsors, and the other half for the host association. Sourav Ganguly, in his capacity as head of the Bengal Cricket Association, has said that there will be no commitment on the part of his association in the distribution of courtesy tickets, while there have been reports that the Cricket Association of Tamil Nadu , which is scheduled to house the third The T20I on November 11 is also not satisfied with the reduced number of courtesy tickets available for distribution.