The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Tours and Fixtures Committee has suggested the board to hold the three ODIs and as many T20Is against West Indies across two venues which are Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
The venues for the upcoming West Indies tour are not finalized yet. The tour, which is scheduled for the month of February and will be completed in 2 weeks starting from 6th of February till 20th of the same month, was earlier expected to be played at six different grounds across India- Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, and Thiruvananthapuram.
Earlier planned West Indies tour of India
- February 6: First ODI, Ahmedabad
- February 9: Second ODI, Jaipur
- February 12: Third ODI, Kolkata
- February 15: First T20, Cuttack
- February 18: Second T20, Visakhapatnam
- February 20: Third T20, Trivandrum
But due to the rise in Covid-19 cases across the nation, the BCCI is now considering having the matches be played across two cities only to avoid any further Covid-19 risks.
Indian Premier League 2022 mega-auctions are scheduled to take place on 12th and 13th February 2022 in Bangalore, and the 3rd ODI between India and West Indies is scheduled to take place on 12th February 2022. And, the BCCI is planning to reschedule the ODI series a little, so that there is no clash with the mega auctions.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) board has officially stated that they will be happy to accept any changes in the venue as long as the strict protocols are followed and the player’s safety is considered as the topmost priority.
“Nothing has been decided as of now. This is a fluid situation and we are keeping an eye on the situation, and we will take a call at appropriate time,” a senior BCCI official said last week.
The West Indies team is scheduled to arrive in Ahmedabad on the 1st of February after which the players and the support staff will follow a 3-day isolation period and after the completion of which players will be allowed to have practice sessions for next 2 days before beginning of the series.