Kotla ODI shifted by a day due to 'Karva Chauth'

The third One-Day International between India and New Zealand was scheduled to be held on October 19 at Feroz Shah Kotla, but owing to the 'Karva Chauth' festival, it has been postponed by a day.

The vice-president of DDCA had asked the BCCI to consider its request for postponement of the Feroz Shah Kotla ODI.   -  R. V. Moorthy

The BCCI has decided to shift the third ODI between India and New Zealand from October 19 to 20th due to the ‘Karva Chauth’ festival.Senior BCCI and DDCA vice-president C. K. Khanna confirmed the development that BCCI has agreed to their request.

“We are thankful to BCCI for accepting our request of shifting the date by a day. I have received a letter of acknowledgement for the same from back office,” Khanna told PTI on Wednesday.

In fact, DDCA had written a letter to BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke intimating the board about the practical difficulties of organising the match on the day of a festival prevalent in North India. The ticket sales would have taken a hit.