What’s the story?
The first and second ODI amongst India and Sri Lanka, that are booked to occur in Dharamsala and Mohali individually, will begin two hours in front of the planned begin for day/night ODIs in India. As indicated by the new calendar, the matches that should begin at 1.30 PM will begin at 11.30 AM.
The explanation for preponing the begin of the matches is on the grounds that the urban areas are in the Northern piece of India, where winter will be at its top in December, making it troublesome for the players to play in harsh climate conditions amid the night.
“The BCCI in interviews with the two organizing host affiliations Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) – has amended the begin times of the initial two matches of the up and coming Paytm ODI arrangement against Sri Lanka to be held in Dharamsala (Dec 10, 2017) and Mohali (Dec 13, 2017) individually. The initial two ODIs will now begin at 11:30 AM. The choice was made remembering the suggestion of host affiliations with respect to harsh climate conditions in North India in the long stretch of December,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in an announcement.
On the off chance that you didn’t have the foggiest idea…
Sri Lanka is as of now in India to play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. The primary Test of the visit is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where rain played spoilsport on the initial two days and the match is ready to end in a stalemate.
Points of interest
After the primary Test, the groups will move to Nagpur and Delhi for the second and third Tests separately. After the Test arrangement, both the groups will play in three ODIs that will be played in Dharamsala, Mohali and Vizag took after by three T20Is in Cuttack, Indore and Mumbai.
The initial two ODIs will begin at 11.30 AM and the third ODI will get in progress at 1.30 PM. All the three T20Is will begin at 7.00 PM.
With India planned to visit South Africa directly after the Sri Lanka visit, there were reports that the Indian group will have an uncommon camp to get ready for their litmus Test. In this way, more then likely, all the senior aces may be refreshed for the ODI and the T20I arrangement against Sri Lanka with the goal that they can partake in the camp and prepare themselves for the South Africa visit.
With North India encountering winter in the long stretch of November, December, and January, the temperatures go into the negative. Playing a day-night coordinate in such conditions during this time would have been extremely troublesome for the players. Along these lines, it is a sensible choice by the BCCI to prepone the matches in Mohali and Dharamsala so the players won’t be influenced by the cool.