West Indies in India 2014-15 September 4, 2014

Cuttack awarded T20 instead of ODI

The Barabati Stadium will host the one-off Twenty20 International between India and West Indies on October 22 instead of the scheduled third ODI on October 14, the Orissa Cricket Association has said.

The BCCI has confirmed that the T20 which was originally scheduled in New Delhi will be held in Cuttack instead of the ODI due to unavailability of hotel rooms during the period, OCA secretary Asirbad Behera told PTI.

"An all-India doctors' conference is scheduled in the state capital Bhubaneswar from October 13 and hence all the rooms were booked," Behera said. "Although the team hotel was booked, we needed an additional 250 rooms to accommodate other officials and TV crew. The Board has confirmed the change and they will soon issue a release."

The West Indies will begin their six-week tour with a five-match ODI series beginning in Kochi on October 8, followed by the one-off T20I and a three-match Test series from October 30 in Hyderabad.

Behera also said the venue would get a priority in hosting an ODI in the next domestic series.

Barabati Stadium has in the past hosted IPL T20 but it will be for the first time the venue will host an T20 International.

The last International match here -- between India and Australia on October 26 last year -- was washed out without a ball being bowled and there would be similar apprehensions this time around as well.

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  • Shruti on September 7, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    The likes of Kohli and Dhawan have flopped in England and are expected to continue their poor run against Johnson and Co. on Aus pitches.In between some morale booster is required on dead pitches.So ,welcome WI.Previously ,it used to be SLK -off and on.No wonder Indians fare pathetically in tests when playing on AUS,NZL,RSA and English pitches.

  • Sandy on September 4, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    Great chance for our flat track kings to boost their averages. Playing on featherbeds against the likes of Best, gabriel,shilingford etc. Well done BCCI for sweeping the England test debacle under the carpet

  • jim on September 4, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    it will be a good ODI series. It will not be like England. WI will win the ODIs

  • Oneil on September 4, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    The disrespect lower rank teams have to endure from fans of the so called top tier teams is ridiculous... Just look out for some upsets...you may think u rule the cricketing world but without these lesser teams you would have nothing to claim you dominate..

  • balasubramaniam on September 4, 2014, 14:10 GMT

    So does Delhi get the third ODI ?? Is it a swap ??

  • suicide on September 4, 2014, 12:59 GMT

    wow West Indies touring India twice India within 14 months. SUrely guys like Kohli ,Pujara and Dhawan will score lots of runs in test series as it matters less here

  • SriRanganath on September 4, 2014, 12:40 GMT

    Y westindies tour :P instead we can send our test regulars to Counties or send team to any overseas tour ..we cant achieve any thing from this matches ... whr we will win comprehensively and every thing seems good :) just before WC :(

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