India will play only one Test with Bangladesh    Getty Images
India will play only one Test with Bangladesh Getty Images

Amidst the uncertainties of the fate of the working members of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the board now has a new problem to deal with. The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has notified BCCI of their inability to play host to the only Test match between India and Bangladesh. Before their series with Australia at home, India were scheduled to play a one-off Test with the neighbours at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal starting February 8. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has also backed out from hosting the two Under-19 Test matches between India and England starting from February 13 and February 21 respectively.

While HCA have reasoned the decision with their lack of funds, TNCA mentioned the pact domestic schedule as the reason in their respective letters to the board. Reported, TNCA wrote to BCCI, At the outset we thank you for allotting the India-England Under-19 matches at Chennai between 13th and 16th February and 21st to 24th February 2017. However, we regret to inform you that we are unable to host the matches at Chennai due to various domestic programs scheduled during the period.”

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A BCCI insider had revealed to the same source that under changing circumstances, there are probabilities of the state organisations backing out from hosting BCCI-organised matches. BCCI s next big event in 2017 after the limited-overs matches with England is the series with Australia, which will consist four Tests. Australia will will play their four Tests in Pune, Ranchi, Bangalore and Dharamsala.