Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium to make international debut in October this year

  • Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium to make international debut in October this year
01-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

The BCCI today handed a special gift for the cricket lovers of the region with Barsapara stadium being selected to host a T20 international match between India and Australia on October 10 this year.

In line for making international debuts, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Assam have been selected to host international matches for the first time during the home season in which India are set to play a record 23 international matches at home between September and December.

A BCCI official told that 3Tests, 11 ODIs and nine T20 Internationals are lined up in the coming season. Each and every venue in India will be covered. Barsapara in Assam and Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram have got Test status. Both are vying for Test matches. Most of the bigger centres want either a T20 International or ODIs.

The BCCI today awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the newly-constructed stadium in Barasapara, Guwahati was awarded a marquee T20 International against Australia in October. The decisions were taken at the Board's tours and fixtures committee meeting here.

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