Bhubaneswar: A T20I match between India and South Africa will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack in June, this year, a report said.
The Apex Council of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met yesterday to take decision regarding schedule of the India-South Africa five-match T20I series. The matches will be played between June 9 and June 19, Cricbuzz reported.
Cuttack, Vizag, Delhi, Rajkot and Chennai have been selected as venues for the series, the report said.
Earlier in February, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary, Sanjay Behera, had held discussions with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly regarding the match.
Worth mentioning, the Barabati Stadium was set to host the first T20I between India and the West Indies in February.
However, the third wave of Covid-19 saw rapid rise in daily cases, forcing the BCCI to host the ODIs and T20Is in just two cities – Ahmedabad and Kolkata – in order to maintain a stable biobubble for players and coaching staff.