Bad news for the city cricket fans as the Bapuna Cup pre-season cricket tournament has been called off for the first in 24 years, because of inclement weather and bad ground conditions. The tournament was scheduled to begin on September 6.
A senior VCA official while informing all the participating teams about the decision said, â€œIf they wish to stay in the city, we will allow them to use all the facilitiesâ€.
The VCA authorities also held a meeting earlier to discuss changing the format from 50-over to Twenty20, but it also did not materialize. Earlier the matches were used to be played on the multi-day format.
All the five teams, two from city Bapuna XI and Dinshawâ€™s XI Mumbai Cricket Association, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh were denied some important match practice ahead of the season-opening Vijay Hazare Trophy One-Day Tournament that gets underway later this month.
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