Recently, there were lots of speculations for India’s only test match against Bangladesh which is scheduled to be held on February in Hyderabad. But now, all the rumors have been rubbished as Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Secretary, K John Manoj on Monday cleared everything about that match.
HCA Secretary Manoj told PTI, “Let me set the record straight that HCA has never ever shown reluctance to host the Test. We are issuing tender notice for in stadia advertisement today. Also we are set to sign a deal with TCM (Twenty First Century Media) within a day or two. I don’t know who spread all these rumours.”
Asked about the fund crunch, Manoj said, “Every association needs clearance from Supreme Court and everyone has got allocated funds cleared by Apex Court. Did any of the Test matches stop. And let me tell you we have organised for enough funds to host the Test match which will procure through in stadia rights.”
Manoj went to the extent of saying that they in fact have made arrangements for Bangladesh to come a bit earlier as they would like to play a three day warm up game.
Manoj lastly said, “In fact Bangladesh wants to come a week early for practice match. We have enough funds for that also. Therefore I believe it is some BCCI officials, who probably are disqualified, want to spread baseless rumours. So I put it again: Hyderabad is hosting the Test match.”