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Brabourne Stadium to host India-WI ODI

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The MCA had been firm in its stance regarding the quota of tickets (600) that was being offered by the BCCI, via the CoA's 'compromise formula'.

The MCA were company in its stance in regards to the quota of tickets (600) that used to be being presented through the BCCI, by the use of the CoA’s ‘compromise system’. © Getty

After days of hypothesis and deliberation, the BCCI has determined to shift the fourth event of the approaching five-match India-Windies ODI collection to the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the BCCI introduced on Friday (October 12). The venue will probably be internet hosting a world sport for the primary time because the 2009 Test event towards Sri Lanka.

The preliminary host and Mumbai’s cricketing mecca, the Wankhede Stadium, were experiencing issues over the last few weeks due to the complimentary tickets deadlock between the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The MCA were company in its stance in regards to the quota of tickets (600) that used to be being presented through the BCCI, by the use of the CoA’s ‘compromise system’.

The MCA is not the primary cricket affiliation in India to have a confrontation on this regard. The associations in Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu had previous expressed their reservations towards the similar, thereby complicating the problem for the BCCI. What makes issues worse for the MCA is the truth that they do not have a chairman since September 15 when the meantime committee comprising the previous CoA judges Hemant Gokhale and VM Kanade ended with the duo’s retirement. They were appointed through the Lodha Committee to be sure that the reforms had been being applied successfully within the MCA.

“We haven’t taken any decision so far. But 600 tickets just won’t be enough for us. We need 7,000 tickets because we need to give them to all our (330) club members, donors, Government of Maharashtra, police, fire brigade, sports department, PWD,” an MCA supply had informed TOI on Monday.

The drawback wasn’t only in regards to the complimentary tickets depend both. In the absence of a pacesetter within the MCA, there is not a licensed particular person to signal the cheques on behalf of the affiliation, additional making a chaotic scenario for them. All this has sooner or later value the MCA an ODI.

“We had to request the BCCI to clear the bill. We have to pay property tax and the electricity bill too. When we host an international match, we have to float tenders for in-stadia advertisements, generator sets, and so many other things. There are so many payments to be done to various agencies. Who will sign the cheques now?” puzzled the MCA legit who selected to be nameless.

The ODI collection will get underway on October 21 with the primary sport to be performed in Guwahati on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. India named their squad for the first two games the day prior to this.

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