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Despite the Committee of Administrators (CoA) releasing 604 extra complimentary tickets from BCCI’s share to the various state associations who are to host India-West Indies fixtures, the Mumbai Cricket Association may still ask for more tickets.

As per a report in the Mumbai Mirror which quoted an MCA official, the association needs at least 7000 complimentary passes if it’s to host the 4th ODI between India and West Indies on October 29. The 600 extra tickets will only add up to 4000 which is 3000 short than what they need.

“We will need at least 7,000 complimentary tickets to conduct a game. We have so many people to oblige to. By halving the BCCI quota, we’re getting about 600 more passes which will add up to 4000 passes. We need at least 7000,” the official was quoted as saying.

On the other hand, Maharashtra Cricket Association will not back out from hosting the third ODI on October 27, it has though asked BCCI to release an advance payment of INR 10 crore to be able to conduct the game. MCA has said it has no funds to pay the players and is in considerable debt.

Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is to host the third T20I on November 11 and will take a final call on whether to say yes or no after an internal meeting scheduled for Wednesday.