Indore's Holkar Stadium to host Ranji Trophy final

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Indore's Holkar Stadium to host Ranji Trophy final

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SportsCafe Desk


The BCCI has announced on Sunday that the Holkar Stadium in Indore will host the final of the 2016-17 edition of the Ranji Trophy starting from January 10. The final was initially supposed to be played from January 12 after the board was forced to reschedule a number of matches. 

Recently, the BCCI was forced to stall two of the fifth-round fixtures of the Ranji Trophy involving Gujarat and Bengal at the Feroz Shah Kotla, and Hyderabad and Tripura game at the Karnail Singh stadium after facing issues due to heavy smog in Delhi. The cricket Board had to also reschedule the match at Chennai between Odisha and Jharkhand from December 7 to December 15 owing to a week-long mourning period in the state following the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha.

The Holkar Stadium in Indore, which recently hosted the third Test between India and New Zealand in October, has now been chosen to host this season's Ranji Trophy final. Meanwhile, Rajkot and Nagpur have been chosen as the venues for the semifinals which will be played from January 1 onwards.

The quarterfinal match between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will be played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam while the last-eight clash between Mumbai and Hyderabad will take place at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur from December 23. The other two quarterfinals - Gujarat vs Odisha and Haryana vs Jharkhand - will be played in Jaipur and Baroda respectively.

The schedule:

Quarterfinals (December 23-27): 

Mumbai vs Hyderabad (Raipur), 

Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka (Visakhapatnam), 

Gujarat vs Odisha (Jaipur) 

Haryana vs Jharkhand (Baroda).

Semifinals (January 1-4): 

1st semifinal (Rajkot) 

2nd semifinal (Nagpur).

Final (January 10-14): Indore

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