It could be Australia in Thiruvananthapuram!

The Kerala Cricket Association wishes to have some other match in the city early next year instead of the ODI involving India and West Indies on November 1.

The KCA fears rain can infringe upon the cricket if Thiruvananthapuram hosts an ODI in November.   -  M. Vedhan

The Kerala Cricket Association will be writing to the BCCI that it would like to have some other match in Thiruvananthapuram early next year instead of the November 1 India-West Indies One-Day International that has been allotted to it.

Sportstar had first reported about this new plan of the KCA on Saturday and its secretary Jayesh George confirmed that the move was approved at the State association’s AGM held at Kumarakom on Saturday.

'Likely to rain'

“But the next match, whatever it is, will be played only in Thiruvananthapuram,” said Jayesh from Kumarakom. “The Australian team will be coming to India early next year and we will try to get a match from that series by swapping this India-West Indies game with some other venue as it is likely to rain heavily in Thiruvananthapuram in November.”

Jayesh also said that the KCA will hold its elections, as per the Lodha Committee’s recommendations, in May or June. “There are some formalities to be gone through for this, we will finish them and then hold the elections after that,” he said.