NEW DELHI: The MA Chidmabaram Stadium (Chepauk) in all likelihood will get a go-ahead from the BCCI as effectively as ICC in their bid to host matches of the ICC World T20, scheduled to be played in March-April, 2016.
The were few of causes for BCCI being wary of providing any matches to Chepauk. Primarily, the three empty stands I, J and K for which the Tamil Nadu Cricket Affiliation (TNCA) has not obtained clearance certificate as they do not comply to the norms.
According to CMDA (Chennai Metropolitan Advancement Authority) norms, the hole among two stands must be eight metres, which at present is 5.4 metres.
The second cause is that Sri Lankan staff can not perform in Chennai.
Even so it has been learnt that the BCCI will not strip Chepauk from the listing of venues as they feel that obtaining a few empty stands will not be a problem.
“We have now had IPL matches as well as global matches at the Chennai for years with three vacant stands. I don’t believe three vacant stands will stand in the way of Chepauk being not authorized to host the match. There are no ICC norms relating to vacant stands,” a senior formal shut to BCCI president Shashank Manohar instructed PTI nowadays.
It was also learnt that the investigations into the ‘Snoopgate’ by the two-member committee of Ajay Shirke and Gokaraju Gangaraju has just commenced.
“They have just began with their investigations and 1 of the links of the ‘Snoopgate’ is in the United Kingdom. So the two-member committee will take its own time prior to coming to a conclusion,” stated the source.