Chennai, Dec 5: The fifth and final Test match between India and England may be relocated from Chennai to some other place after Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's health worsened following cardiac arrest.
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The fifth Test match will be played at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium between December 16 and 20.
If Jayalalithaa's health doesn't improves or deteriorates further then there is a possibility that the game may be shifted to some other location due to security concerns.
Sources informed OneIndia, "Keeping the latest development (Jaya's health) in mind there is a possibility of the 5th Test match between India and England being shifted from Chennai."
However, there is no response from the BCCI on this report yet.
India lead the 5-Test series against England 2-0. The two teams will now lock horns in the fourth Test match starting Thursday (Dec 8) at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Jayalalithaa suffers cardiac arrest:
Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday (December 4) and was rushed to Apollo Hospital in Chennai where she is being closely monitored.
The entire state is on a high alert as AIADMK supporters started gathering on the streets of Tamil Nadu. Heavy police deployment has been made across the state keeping the sensitivity of the matter in mind.
68-year-old Jayalalithaa is "critical" the hospital authorities informed last evening, adding that AIADMK chief was on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists.
Parthiv Patel to play Mumbai Test:
India's regular wicket-keeper in Tests Wriddhiman Saha has reportedly failed to recover from his injury hence Parthiv Patel is set to retain his place in the Indian squad for fourth Test match against England at Mumbai.
Opener KL Rahul is fit and will be opening the innings for India while Parthiv will be playing in the middle order at the expense of young Karun Nair.