Concerns over third test match in Dharamsala | INDvsAUS

Xtra Time Web Desk: The third test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy in Dharamsala looks to be doubtful as there are concerns over the re-laid wicket. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has also re-laid the outfield as well. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keeping a close eye on the developments although the HPCA officials are hopeful that the ground will be ready by the time the two teams travel to Dharamsala.

BCCI will be sending its chief curator Taposh Chatterjee on February 12 to assess the conditions. The board will take a final call after getting a report from the chief curator.

The picturesque stadium set at the backdrop of the Himalayas is one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world. The venue has hosted only one test match in 2017 featuring India and Australia.  

In case Dharamshala is ruled out, then BCCI is likely to look at Mohali as an option. Even Bengaluru seems to be under consideration and either way the BCCI is looking to formalise the decision at the earliest keeping the logistical challenges in mind. The third test between India and Australia is scheduled to start from March 1