[caption id="attachment_694270" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shashi-Tharoor.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-694270" alt="Shashi Tharoor Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shashi-Tharoor.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Shashi Tharoor Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Opposition is mounting over the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kerala-cricket-association">Kerala Cricket Association </a>(KCA)'s plans to host the India-West Indies ODI in November at Kochi, with former Union Minister <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/shashi-tharoor">Shashi Tharoor </a> stating that the association's move was 'suspect'. <p></p> <p></p>Tharoor, Thiruvananthapuram MP, said he has already spoken to Committee Of Administrators Chief <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vinod-rai">Vinod Rai </a>against the KCA's "bizarre" decision to transfer a ODI match from Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi, whose ground was last used for the U-17 Football World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>"He has promised to review the matter. KCA's motive is highly suspect", Tharoor had tweeted. <p></p> <p></p>In another tweet, the local MP thanked everyone for the outpouring of support for his firm opposition to KCA's shifting the ODI to Kochi. <p></p> <p></p>"Turf laid for top-class football would have to be dug up, while a cricket-ready SportsHub stadium in Trivandrum, the best in India, lies idle. Who gains from this suspect decision?', he asked in the tweet. <p></p> <p></p>Kerala Blasters team member Iain Hume expressed his dismay over the move saying it was upsetting. <p></p> <p></p>"I understand there is lot of cricket in India. But I also understand that there is lot of football in Kerala". <p></p> <p></p>Another Blasters key player C K Vineeth said the Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi is one of six in India that are approved by FIFA, a certification that will take immense effort to obtain again. <p></p> <p></p>When India has been known for being a 'cricket crazy' nation, is it really necessary to dig up a football pitch to play a cricket match? #SaveKochiTurf, he tweeted. <p></p> <p></p>Veteran footballers I M Vijayan and C V Pappachan have also come out against the move.