It’s not easy to find an official reason for the absence of a scheduled cricket match.
“The venue is just not suitable for cricket,” a cricket board official told the Hindustan Times.
“It’s not suitable due to a lack of facilities, a lack or lack of cricket fans.”
The official cited the poor lighting, poor air quality and the inability of the fans to enjoy the game.
“For us, the fans have been disappointed for some time.
But it has been difficult to find a solution,” the official added.
The Indian Cricket Association has been in talks with the authorities in the city to find out the reasons behind the absence.
The BCCI, however, says it is aware of the situation.
“We have been in touch with the police and have sought their assistance to ensure the best possible arrangements can be made,” the BCCI said in a statement.
The ICC, which has been embroiled in a controversy in the past few months over the treatment of Indian cricketers, has asked the city authorities to provide space for the game to take place.
The league’s general secretary Anil Kumble said that it is unfortunate that the match has been pushed to the last minute.
“What’s happening with the venue and the lack of the facilities is very unfortunate,” he told the Times.
The situation has not improved since the death of the former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar last year.
The World Cup in Australia is scheduled to take up its first match in 2019.