2nd India-SL T20I shifted from Delhi to Ranchi
The second Twenty International between India and Sri Lanka on February 12 was on Thursday shifted from Delhi to Ranchi after the DDCA expressed its inability to host the match following a snub from the Delhi High Court. “...the venue of the second Twenty20 International match of the three-match home series against Sri Lanka has been shifted from Delhi to Ranchi,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said.
The other two games of the three-match series are to be played on February 9 (Pune) and February 14 (Visakhapatnam).
After the Delhi High Court refused to direct the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to provide DDCA with Provisional Occupancy Certificate, there was little chance that the controversial and faction-ridden association would host the slated match. “We have informed the BCCI on Fridaythat we will not be able to get the clearance from MCD in time after complying to norms. We told the BCCI officials that we will have all the compliance certificates ready for World T20 but it will not be possible to get clearance before February 12 and then get clearances from state’s fire and electrical department,” DDCA working president Chetan Chauhan told a news agency.