Second Test shifted to Chennai after Mumbai attacks

New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) The terrorist attacks in Mumbai have forced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to shift the second Test against England to Chennai asserting that the Test series would go ahead as scheduled.

''India's Test series against England will be played as per schedule,'' BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement today.

On the request of the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB), the BCCI has already cancelled the two remaining ODIs of the seven-match series.

''Chennai will host the second Test from December 19 instead of Mumbai,'' he said, while the opening Test would be played in Ahmedabad from December 11 as scheduled.

Baroda will stage a three-day game between the touring side and the Indian board president's XI from December 5.

The England team is to fly back home after the ODI series was called off.

The ECB has already made it clear that it would seek security advice from its experts and then only it would give a green signal to the Test series.

England's high performance squad here, led by former captain Michael Vaughan, left its month long training camp mid-way and has already flown back home.

The Mumbai attacks have also forced the organisers of the Twenty20 Champions League to postpone the tournament which was scheduled to begin from December 3.


Story first published: Friday, November 28, 2008, 18:06 [IST]
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