Jayalalithaa death: India vs England Chennai Test in balance

The fifth Test between India and England is scheduled to be held at MA Chidambaram Stadium but it was reported that BCCI is considering switching venues.

By: Reuters | Published: December 6, 2016 7:07 pm
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India’s cricket board (BCCI) has not made a decision on the fate of the final Test match against England next week, but is monitoring the situation in Chennai following the death of Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaraman on Monday. Jayalalithaa was chief minister of southern India’s Tamil Nadu state, of which Chennai is the capital.

The fifth Test in the current series between India and England is scheduled to be held at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium from Dec. 16-20, but local media reported that the BCCI is considering switching venues.

“An unfortunate incident has taken place in Chennai, but the BCCI is making clear that no decision has been taken regarding Chennai Test,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke told a news conference on Tuesday.

“We’re keeping a close watch on the situation and taking inputs from the local association about sentiments of the people. We will act accordingly.”

India lead the five-match series 2-0 ahead of the fourth Test in Mumbai starting on Thursday.

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