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12:00 AM, April 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:25 AM, April 13, 2019

BCCI clout forces CA's summer shift

Australia will reportedly not play an ODI series on home soil this summer due to the result of the latest power play from Indian cricket board, Fox Sports reported.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rejected CA's request to reschedule a three-match ODI series in India under the new Future Tours Program, which -- in a rare move -- will take place in the middle of the Australian summer.

CA had sought to shift the series to later in the year but the BCCI refused this request, and has insisted it begin several days earlier. CA has had to drop a three-match one-day series against New Zealand, slated to begin days after the New Year's Test against the Black Caps in Sydney concludes.

The decision also means there will not be any ODIs in Australia next summer as the three matches against the Black Caps was the only series scheduled. ODIs have been a staple of Australian home summers since the World Series Cricket revolution of 1977. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, CA would have lost millions of dollars in compensation had the India series been postponed.

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