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West Indies' Tour Of India 2022: Ahmedabad, Kolkata Named Venues To Host ODIs, T20Is

To reduce the travelling in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in India, the BCCI curtailed the number of venues to two.

West Indies' Tour Of India 2022: Ahmedabad, Kolkata Named Venues To Host ODIs, T20Is
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host India's three T20Is against West Indies in February. File Photo

Ahmedabad and Kolkata will host the upcoming three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, respectively, against the West Indies, the BCCI said on Saturday, curtailing the number of venues to reduce travelling in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. (More Cricket News)

As per the original schedule, the visiting West Indies were slated to play three ODIs in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata and three T20Is in Cuttack, Visakhapatnam and Thiruvananthapuram, beginning February 6. However, the current situation in the country has forced the BCCI to cut down the number of venues from six to two. 

“The three ODIs will now be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and three T20Is will be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The decision to limit the series to two venues instead of six as originally announced has been done to mitigate biosecurity risks by cutting down on travel and movement of the teams, match officials, broadcasters, and other stakeholders,” the BCCI said in a press release. 

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced a change in venues for the upcoming Paytm West Indies' Tour of India. The West Indies will arrive here for a white-ball series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is."

India have a packed ODI and T20I calendar in 2022 with the focus on the latter with the World Cup scheduled in Australia later this year. After the West Indies tour, India are slated to play a T20 series against Sri Lanka and South Africa at home. 

Revised venues for India vs West Indies ODIs, T20Is

In Ahmedabad

1st ODI - February 6
2nd ODI - February 9
3rd ODI - February 11

In Kolkata 

1st T20I - February 16
2nd T20I - February 18
3rd T20I - February 20
 

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