India vs West Indies | Mumbai, Kolkata retain rights to host limited-overs matches

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India vs West Indies | Mumbai, Kolkata retain rights to host limited-overs matches

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SportsCafe Desk

10/11/2018

Mumbai is set to host the fourth ODI between India and West Indies, while Kolkata will be the destination for the first T20I between the two teams after the BCCI and state authorities reached an agreement. This came after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri took the MCA's request to the CoA in Hyderabad.

The Mumbai Cricket Association and Cricket Association of Bengal have secured a deal with the BCCI and CoA and will retain the right to host the upcoming limited-overs games between India and Windies. As per recent reports in TOI, it is learnt that the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the fourth ODI while the destination of the first T20I will continue to remain the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata.

And now the focus is on the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), which is supposed to host the final T20I of the series on November 11.

"The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) sent its consent letter today. The TNCA is likely to respond to us by tomorrow," a BCCI source told TOI reporters.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) had approached the BCCI on Tuesday to host the fourth ODI match. On Wednesday, the BCCI agreed after Board CEO Rahul Johri took the MCA's request to the CoA in Hyderabad.

"Since the MCA is facing an administrative vacuum, the BCCI will pay the vendors for the match, and adjust it against the association later. On Thursday, the BCCI and the MCA will formally sign the agreement for the match," said a source in the Board. "The BCCI had some constitutional difficulties, but Johri has been very helpful. The BCCI understands that it won't reflect well on the Board's image if the match goes out of Mumbai," the source added.

Meanwhile, the CAB has agreed to host the T20I, after it had earlier expressed its disappointment with just 5% complimentary passes that were being made available to the associations.

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