Pune to Host its 1st ever International Test Match – India vs Australia – Good and exciting news for cricket fans residing in Pune as the city will organize the first ever test match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Gahunje. Thus for many years people were expecting for a Test match to schedule at Pune and there wait finally came to an end on a good note as the city will host the Test Match against team Australia in the month of Feb-March 2017.
India vs Australia Test Match at Pune
Team India also consists of local boys who will be excited to play a Test match for the team at their very home ground.BCCI has chosen Rajkot, Vizag, Pune, Dharamsala, Ranchi and Indore as the venue for the Test matches which will host it for the first time in the upcoming season playing Thirteen (13) Test matches, Eight (8) One Day Internationals, and Three (3) T20 Internationals.
BCCI Honorary Secretary Mr.Ajay Shirke said in an interview “Some of the best International teams of world cricket are coming to play in India this season and thus we are excited and happy to announce the schedule for the upcoming season well ahead of time. This gives us sufficient time to prepare and present one of the most memorable cricketing seasons for our fans. I have full faith in our team at BCCI to deliver International & Domestic cricket simultaneously to engage the ardent fans on all fronts”.
The exact schedule and fixtures for matches in Pune is yet to be announced but city will host the below International events in the upcoming season.
One Day International against England Team
Test matches against Australia in the month of Feb-March 2017.