Cuttack to host T20 instead of ODI

The Barabati Stadium will host its maiden Twenty20 International on October 22

The Barabati Stadium will host its maiden Twenty20 International on October 22

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The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack will host the one-off Twenty20 International between India and the West Indies on October 22 instead of the third ODI on October 14.

In fact, this will be the first time the Barabati Stadium has hosted a Twenty20 International.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that the Twenty20 International, which was originally scheduled to be played in New Delhi, had been moved to Cuttack due to unavailability of hotel rooms.

“An all-India doctors’ conference is scheduled in the state capital Bhubaneswar from October 13 and hence all the rooms were booked,” Orissa Cricket Association secretary Asirbad Behera told PTI. “Although the team hotel was booked, we needed an additional 250 rooms to accommodate other officials and TV crew. The Board has confirmed the change and they will soon issue a release.”

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