Due to outfield difficulties, the Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to move the third Test match between India and Australia from Dharamsala. From March 1 to March 5, the Holkar Stadium in Indore will host the third contest for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The BCCI said on February 13 that the game could not have been played due to the poor outfield conditions.
The third Test of the Mastercard Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which was originally scheduled to take place at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala from March 1–5, has been moved to Holkar Stadium in Indore, according to a press release from the BCCI.
According to an earlier report by the news agency PTI, BCCI curator Taposh Chatterjee allegedly visited the stadium of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to evaluate the pitch and the outfield and then presented his findings to the board.
The PTI report had also stated that Vizag or Bangalore are the most likely locations for the event.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association hasn’t hosted an international game since the Sri Lanka T20I series in 2022. India prevailed by an eight-wicket margin in the lone Test match contested at Dharamsala to take home the 2017 Border Gavaskar Trophy.
At Holkar Stadium, Bangladesh did, however, host the last game of the year. Bengal and Madhya Pradesh competed against one another in the most recent Ranji Trophy semifinal.