IND vs AUS: The third Test match of the ongoing four-match series of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia, which was scheduled to take place in Dharamsala from March 1–5, will now take place in Indore. On Monday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the Holkar Stadium in Indore will host the third match between India and Australia.
The BCCI took to its official Twitter handle and confirmed the news via an official statement. The BCCI confirmed that the venue shifted from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium to the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
BCCI Released An Official Statement About IND vs AUS 3rd Test Venue
As per the latest development, due to the harsh winter conditions in Dharamsala, the outfield lacked grass density. It will take some more time for HPCA Stadium to get fully developed for games. Because of this reason, the venue for the 3rd Test match has been changed.
“The third Test of the Mastercard Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, originally scheduled to take place at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala from 1st to 5th March has now been moved to Holkar Stadium, Indore. Owing to harsh winter conditions in the region, the outfield lacks sufficient grass density and will need some time to develop fully,” the BCCI statement read.
Check out the Tweet:
Notably, Indore was among the shortlisted venues and now it is all set to host its second international match in 2023. Earlier, the Holkar Stadium hosted the third ODI between India and New Zealand, which took place on January 24.
Talking about the ongoing series, the Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma has already taken a lead of 1-0 after beating the world’s No. 1 Test team, Australia, by an inning and 132 runs in the 1st Test match. The 2nd match of the series will take place in Delhi on February 17th.
Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Test Series Schedule:
2nd Test: Feb 17 – Feb 21 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
3rd Test: Mar 01 – Mar 05 in Indore
4th Test: Mar 09 – Mar 13, at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad