New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday announced its decision to shift the third ODI between India and New Zealand from October 19 to 20th due to 'Karva Chauth' festival.
Senior BCCI and DDCA vice president CK Khanna confirmed the development that BCCI has agreed to their request.
In fact, DDCA had written a letter to BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke intimating the board about the practical difficulties of organizing the match on the day of a festival prevalent in North India.
Surprised and amused by the decision of the Indian board, cricket fans took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to troll Anurag Thakur and co.
Bcci postponed IndvsNz odi due to Karva Chauth,after all its sir jadeja's wifes first karva chauth. Dont mess with Sir jadeja
— Amarpreet singh (@amarpreets17) September 8, 2016
#IndvsNZ gets postponed due to Karva Chauth. A simpler solution would have been to include Unmukt 'Chaand' in the team.
— Rahul (@iRahulSingh) September 8, 2016
Finally BCCI has bowed down to one strong force, cricketers wives. #karvachauth
— Nikhil Jadhav (@42nikhil) September 8, 2016
Considering how WAGs are blamed 4 everything(!) that goes wrong, BCCI clearly dsnt wanna tk any chances. #karvachauth ka karva sach.
— Tracy Shilshi (@tracyshilshi) September 8, 2016
— Anurag Kotoky (@anuragkotoky) September 8, 2016
(With PTI inputs)