India Vs England: No decision yet on Chennai Test after Jayalalithaa's demise, says BCCI

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Mumbai, Dec 6: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday (Dec 6) said that it is still measuring the gravity of the situation in Chennai after Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's demise.

Ind-Eng Series schedule; Photos

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke spoke to media on Tuesday (Dec 6) and said there is no decision yet over hosting fifth and final Test match between India and England in Chennai.

India Vs England: No decision yet on Chennai Test after Jayalalithaa's demise, says BCCI

"BCCI would like to inform that no decision has been taken regarding hosting of the fifth match of the Paytm Test series against England in Chennai from December 16, 2016," said a BCCI release.

"BCCI is in constant touch with Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and local authorities and constantly monitoring the situation. BCCI fully understands the sensitivity of the matter and will keep everyone informed," BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke was quoted.

(India Vs England: Chennai Test to be relocated)

Meanwhile, the Round-9, Group B game of the Ranji Trophy, between Odisha and Jharkhand, which was suppose to take place in Dindigul from December 7, has been rescheduled. Fresh venue and dates of this match will be announced soon.

The fifth Test match is scheduled to be played at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium between December 16 and 20. But post Jayalalithaa's demise entire Tamil Nadu has come to a standstill.

There were reports that the BCCI may be forced to relocate the venue of the final Test match between India and England if Jayalalithaa's condition worsens or due to her sudden demise.

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."

No rematch for Bengal and Gujarat match: 

The Senior Tournament Committee of the BCCI met in Mumbai and revoked the decision of rescheduling the matches between Bengal and Gujarat and Hyderabad and Tripura which were called off at the end of the second day's play due to smog in Delhi in the month of November. Now all the four teams will get one point each.

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