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BCCI shifts India A matches against South Africa A from Belgaum to Bengaluru

Promising top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer will lead the India A team in the four-day games against the South Africans and the shift was made due to citing of heavy rains during the matches. 

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 24, 2018 21:31 IST ]
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The BCCI on Tuesday shifted the India A team's upcoming four-day matches against South Africa A from Belgaum to Bengaluru, citing "high probability" of rains.

"The BCCI in accordance with KSCA (Karnataka State Cricket Association) has reached a consensus that the games which were initially meant to be held in Belgaum will now be played in Bengaluru citing high probability of rains in Belgaum," the BCCI statement said in a statement.

As per the revised schedule, Board President's XI will take on the visiting side at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium from July 29 to 31 while the first four-day match will also be held at the same venue between August 4 to 7.

The second four-day match will be played at Alur between August 10 to 13.

"The match, which was scheduled to be played at Belgaum next week, has been shifted to Bengaluru due to expected inclement weather conditions," KSCA spokesperson Vinay Mruthanjaya had told PTI in Bengaluru.

Promising top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer will lead the India A team in the four-day games against the South Africans, which will be followed by a quadrangular series involving the two sides and Australia A.

(With PTI Inputs)

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