India vs England: Uncertainty looms over Chennai Test
Mumbai: The fifth and final Test between India and England, which is scheduled to be played in Chennai from December 16, has become doubtful following the unfortunate death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The BCCI, however, has shown confidence that the match would be played according to the schedule but it is highly possible that the Chennai Test may be cancelled or shifted to some other location in the country.
The speculations over the Chennai Test started as people of Tamil Nadu are very sad over the death of their leader.
Talking to the reporters at the BCCI headquarters inside the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, the BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke stated that the parent Cricket body is in talks with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association about the status of the Chennai Test and soon the final decision would be announced.
A Ranji Trophy match between Orrisa and Jharkhand, however, has been rescheduled, said the BCCI secretary.
BCCI condoled the saddening demise of the Jayalalithaa, who passed away at Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Monday night at 11.30 pm after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.
She was hospitalised on September 22 after complains of fever and dehydration. A three-day mourning has been announced in Chennai and the situation remains tense in the entire state of Tamil Nadu.
The shops and schools remained closed across the city and taxies and auto-rickshaws also stopped commuting on Tuesday.