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Mumbai can host Under-19 games against England: Vengsarkar

 Agencies |  2017-01-10 21:49:17.0  |  Mumbai

With Tamil Nadu Cricket Association expressing its inability to host next month s India Under-19 games against their England counterparts, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar feels these matches should be shifted and hosted in this metropolis.

As a former captain of India, I feel that if TNCA is unable to host the Under-19 games against England, Mumbai can host it as it has more international venues than any other city in India, the ex-chief selector said.

TNCA has cited cyclone Vardah, its after-effects and its own domestic cricket schedule as reasons for it not having sufficient fit-enough grounds to host the games against England for a fortnight at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.

Vengsarkar, who played 116 Tests for India and has the distinction of scoring three back-to-back hundred as at Lord s in England, also wanted Mumbai as the reserve venue if Hyderabad CA is unable to hold the one-off India-Bangladesh Test match, which is also scheduled in February, for any reason. 

Besides, Mumbai also could be counted as the back-up venue for the India - Bangladesh Test match if Hyderabad declines to host it. 

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