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Total Fatalities 506,520
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Today's Fatalities 1,217
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India corona update 
Total Fatalities 506,520
Total Cases 42,478,060
Today's Fatalities 1,217
Today's Cases 67,084

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Covid: India-West Indies twin series to be played at 2 venues

Supporters of the Indian and West Indian cricket teams wave flags during a match between the two countries. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIA’S upcoming one-day international and T20 international series against the West Indies at home will be played at two venues in order to minimise “biosecurity risks” amid Covid-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Saturday (22).

The twin series in white ball was originally planned to be played across six grounds, including Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack and Thiruvananthapuram but now, they will be held in Ahmedabad (one-day series) and Kolkata (T20 series).

“The decision … has been done to mitigate biosecurity risks by cutting down on travel and movement of the teams, match officials, broadcasters, and other stakeholders,” BCCI said in a statement.

The one-day series is set to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest stadium which was inaugurated last year, on February 6, 9 and 11.
The T20 series will be played at the Eden Gardens on February 16, 18 and 20.

The West Indies last toured India for white-ball series in 2019-2020 when the home team won both the one-day and T20 series.

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