The cricketing world was shocked after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) claimed that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) initially refused to host the much anticipated one off Test between India and Bangladesh in February.

Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) secretary K. John Manoj has clarified that his board had only written a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking release of funds to host the Bangladesh Test match and other domestic events.

“There is no way we are going to back out from hosting the Test match next month at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here. I had written the letter to the BCCI a couple of days ago asking for funds as per the Supreme Court order,” the HCA official informed one section of the media.”

“We are going ahead with our Test match preparations and even convened a meeting of the Executive Committee on Monday to discuss the preparations of the Test match,” the HCA secretary added.


This will be the very first Test match between the two sides in India.

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