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ECB unhappy with venues

London: Miffed at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s selection of venues for England’s tour of India later this year, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) here decided to hold back its approval for the itinerary, released by the BCCI on Monday.

The ECB received the proposed itinerary for the winter tour on Monday and was disappointed not to see major venues like Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai in the itinerary.

“ECB are disappointed that, despite their representations, the itinerary doesn’t offer the thousands of supporters who follow the England team abroad, the opportunity to experience more of the great cricket grounds of India,” the Board said in a statement.

The itinerary: Nov. 6: Arrival in Mumbai. Nov. 9: One-day warm-up match in Mumbai. Nov. 11: One-day warm-up match in Mumbai. Nov. 14: 1st ODI at Rajkot. Nov. 17: 2nd ODI at Indore. Nov. 20: 3rd ODI at Kanpur. Nov. 23: 4th ODI at Jamshedpur. Nov. 26: 5th ODI at Cuttack. Nov. 29: 6th ODI at Guwahati. Dec. 2: 7th ODI at New Delhi. Dec. 5: three day warm-up match at Baroda. Dec. 11: 1st Test at Ahmedabad. Dec. 19: 2nd Test in Mumbai. — PTI

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