3rd Test: Johannesburg test will happen 500 percent, says Amitabh Chaudhary

Updated: Jan 27, 2018, 11:07 IST | Harit N Joshi

There was an initial doubt as to whether the third and final Test match between India and South Africa at Johannesburg will take place. However, now it has been confirmed by BCCI acting Secretary, that the match will take place as per schedule

Umpire Ian Gould calls the players off the field of play as he suspends the game
Umpire Ian Gould calls the players off the field of play as he suspends the game. Pic/ AFP 

There was an initial doubt as to whether the third and final Test match between India and South Africa at Johannesburg will take place. However, now it has been confirmed by BCCI acting Secretary, that the match will take place as per schedule.

Speaking to mid-day, BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said, 'There is absolutely no doubt that the match will be called off. 500 percent it will happen. We won't let the match be called off.'

Despite pitch fears, the third and final Test between South Africa and India will resume on Saturday. 'The on-field umpires, in consultation with the match referee, and after speaking with both the captains and groundsmen, have decided that the Johannesburg Test will resume on time on Saturday,' said International Cricket Council in a statement.

The third day of the third Test between South Africa and India was called-off early on Friday after match umpires held a long discussion with the respective team captains over an incident where a back of a length delivery from Jasprit Bumrah hit Deal Elgar on his helmet. India have given South Africa a 241-run target in the third and final cricket Test at Wanderers cricket ground in Johannesburg. The Proteas have an unassailable 2-0 lead over India in the three-match Test series.

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