Calcutta: The BCCI on Thursday switched the venues for the fourth and fifth ODIs of the five-match series between India and England to be held in January next year.
As per the revised schedule announced by the BCCI, Mohali will host the fourth ODI of the series on January 23 in place of Dharamsala. Dharamsala will host the fifth and final ODI of the series on January 27, which was earlier scheduled to be played in Mohali, a statement from the BCCI said.
The statement further said that the Dharamsala ODI will be a day game and not a day-night affair as was scheduled earlier, while the Mohali match would begin at 12:00 noon instead of 2:30 pm.
“These revisions have been made taking into account the cold evening temperatures that will prevail in Mohali and Dharamsala in late January,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
“Since 27 January also happens to be a Sunday, a day game in Dharamsala will give cricket-lovers the best chance to savour the encounter,” he added.
England will reach India later this month for a full tour of five Tests, two Twenty20 Internationals and five ODIs.
The inaugural Test will be played in Ahmedabad from November 15-19 with the subsequent Tests scheduled in Mumbai (Nov. 23-27), Calcutta (Dec. 5-9) and Nagpur (Dec. 13-17).
ODIs vs ENGLAND
Jan. 11: Rajkot; Jan. 15: Kochi; Jan. 19: Ranchi; Jan. 23: Mohali; Jan 27: Dharamsala.