TNCA writes letter to BCCI protesting rescheduling of Bengal-Gujarat match

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association is extremely unhappy over the rescheduling of the Bengal-Gujarat match.

The Group 'A contest was to be played in New Delhi from November 5, but did not get underway because of smog in the national capital.   -  R. V. Moorthy

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has written a letter to BCCI secretary, Ajay Shirke, protesting the re-scheduling of the Bengal-Gujarat Ranji Trophy match.

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The Group 'A contest was to be played in New Delhi from November 5, but did not get underway because of smog in the national capital. The game was later rescheduled to start from December 15 at Visakhapatnam.

In its letter to the BCCI, the TNCA has pointed out that in matches where first innings is undecided or the game does not commence, even if this is owing to inclement weather, the teams share two points. It has noted a distinction should not be made between rain and smog.

The TNCA secretary K.S. Viswanathan said: “If the teams had got a point each, like we have received on several occasions in rain-affected matches, then the question of rescheduling would not have arisen at all.”

Viswanathan said: “In its website, the BCCI has said the technical committee decided to reschedule the match. My understanding is that only the Board’s Senior Tournament Committee is empowered to take a decision on these matters in BCCI’s domestic competitions.”