August 5, 2003

BCCI confirms Ahmedabad change for first Test

Wisden CricInfo Staff

India's Board of Control for Cricket has confirmed that Ahmedabad will be the venue for the first Test against New Zealand, starting on October 8.

As had earlier been anticipated, the game has been shifted from Green Park in Kanpur due to poor ground conditions there.

There is doubt whether the recently re-laid pitch could be made ready in time while the outfield had been damaged by trucks clearing debris after a wall collapsed at the stadium.

Kanpur will not feature on the international programme again until the problems at the ground had been sorted out, Indian cricket boss Jagmohan Dalmiya said yesterday.