New Delhi, Sep 8:  The BCCI today has decided 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. “We are thankful to BCCI for accepting our request of shifting the date by a day. (ALSO READ: Fellow administrators recoiled at BCCI’s IPL plans: AB de Villiers)

I have received a letter of acknowledgement for the same from BACK office,” Khanna told PTI today. In fact, DDCA had written a letter to BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke intimating the board about the practical difficulties of organising the match on the day of a festival prevalent in North India. The ticket sales would have taken a hit.