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BCCI didn’t hand over any games for MPCA for the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 2, 2014

The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) are unhappy with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not letting the state host any international cricket in recent times. Despite the fact that the two stadiums in the state have seen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar scoring One-Day International (ODI) double centuries, BCCI did not hand over any matches for the upcoming India-West Indies series.

Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala and Kochi are the five places honoured with the right to host the five ODIs. Last year, Kolkata hosted the first Test between India and West Indies and Kochi and Visakhapatnam hosted ODI matches.

Holkar Stadium in Indore last hosted a match in December 2011 and Gwalior in February 2010.

“We have not been getting matches for a while now. We don’t know the reason behind this. The MPCA is not part of the BCCI working committee so we don’t know what is happening within the offices of the board but we are surely going to try and find out,” Menon was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

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