Chennai to host India-England 2nd Test match
New Delhi (IANS): The second Test match between India and England scheduled from December 19-23 in Mumbai has been shifted to Chennai after terror strikes in the city.
England have already cut short the seven-match ODI series and are scheduled to fly back home on Saturday morning. To save the two-match Test series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to shift the final Test out of Mumbai.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has assured BCCI that the team would return for the Test series starting in Ahmedabad on December 11.
"It's very, very real and emotions are very high. It's a sensitive time. The home environment is where the players should be for a few days. The Test matches are in place and, unless we get security advice to the contrary, they will be going ahead," said ECB managing director Hugh Morris.