NEW DELHI (AP) - The second limited-overs international between India and Sri Lanka has been rescheduled in a new venue to avoid protests in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India’s cricket board said Monday.
The Indian government’s plan to split up Andhra Pradesh state triggered protests by thousands of people last week. Vishakhapatnam, a port town in the state, was to hold the match on Dec.18.
The day-night match will now be played in Nagpur on the same day, N. Srinivasan, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, said in a statement.
India and Sri Lanka will play five one-dayers, beginning Tuesday at Rajkot.
India already has won a three-test series and drawn the two-match T20 series with Sri Lanka.