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Palam to host SA’s T20 warm-up after DDCA rule out Kotla

South Africa’s warm-up game for the Twenty20 leg of their India tour has been shifted to the Palam ground from Feroz Shah Kotla with DDCA expressing their inability to host the match. The match will now take place at Palam on September 29 ahead of the three T20 Internationals with the Dharamsala staging the tour-opener on October 2.

Chetan Chauhan, former India opener and vice-president at the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), said the state body had written to the BCCI stating their inability to host the warm-up after failing to get the required permissions from various authorities.

“We were not sure about how the pitch would play. Also, we could not <g data-gr-id="17">got</g> the permission from the municipal authorities in time for the game,” said Chauhan.

Chauhan, however, assured that Kotla will be ready to host the fourth and final Test of the “The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela”, starting on December 3. Besides, the three T20s and four Tests, South Africa and India will also battle it out in five One-day 
Internationals. 
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