- The fifth Test between India and England is due to start in Chennai on Friday.
- The venue might be relocated due to cyclone Vardah underway in Chennai.
- India have won the five-Test series 3-0.
Chennai, that has still been in the recovering phase from the shock of the sudden demise of their chief minister Jayalalitha, cyclone Vardah struck the city, thereby worsening the present condition.
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The roads have been flooded, trees and buildings have fallen apart and there have been a few deaths too due to the cyclone, that still continues to hit Chennai.
Although, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is confident of hosting the fifth Test.
"We should be ready to host the match in a day's time. There are some damages on the roads leading to the stadium but it will be cleared soon. The pitch is in perfect condition, and the match will go on if there are no further rains," TNCA Secretary, Kasi Viswanathan told Sportstar.
Except for the sight-screen which has fallen, and the chairs in D-Block, the stadium apparently is in a perfect condition to host a Test, until the rains are away during those five days.
The pitch in the Chidambaram Stadium has been covered perfectly to prevent any damage, and there were no patches of water seen in the outfield.
Team India and England are expected to arrive in Chennai Tuesday evening. However, tomorrow's practice session seems highly unlikely to take place.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:36 PM IST