Nottinghamshire, UK. With India losing the first test match at Lords and on the verge of defeat in the second one at Trent Bridge, BCCI has requested England Cricket Board (ECB) to shift the remaining two test matches to India in the “spirit of the game”.

In a meeting that took place during the tea break on the fourth day of second test match, BCCI officials requested ECB representatives to convince their players to travel to India to finish off the Pataudi Trophy, which consists of four test matches.

“They asked us to respect the spirit of the game,” an ECB official confirmed to Faking News, “They told as that even if India won the remaining two matches on flat and turning wickets back in India, England won’t be losing the series, hence it was a fair deal.”

Harbhajan Singh

Apparently Harbhajan Singh had asked BCCI to shift the remaining matches to India as soon as possible after he developed an upset stomach due to bad quality of Tandoori Chicken in England.

BCCI hopes to soothe flaring tempers of Indian fans who blame the board for overburdening the cricketers with a hectic schedule packed with random tours and IPL.

Since Dhoni’s decision of withdrawing appeal on Ian Bell’s run out had soothed the flaring tempers of English fans, BCCI asked the ECB to cooperate and reciprocate.

“They have asked for quid pro quo,” the ECB official conceded.

ECB official refused to confirm but sources inform that BCCI had also offered to “adjust” IPL dates to accommodate any professional Twenty20 league that ECB may start in the future.

With most of the English players on field trying to bowl out India in the fourth innings, ECB couldn’t talk to the senior players but sources say that the board won’t find it easy to convince the players.

“Bowlers like Broad, Bresnan or Tremlett would never agree but Captain Strauss might like the idea,” the ECB official told Faking News, “Straus and Cook have struggled with the bat and they might like to get some runs on the board with some help from batsmen friendly wickets in India.”

ECB has reportedly delegated the job to Monty Panesar to talk to English team members. Panesar, a spinner of Indian origin, could be picked for the next two matches if England agrees to travel to India to finish Pataudi Trophy.

To silence criticism and divert attention from this apparent cop-out, BCCI has requested Kareena Kapoor, the putative daughter-in-law of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, to be present at stadiums for the next two matches if they are played in India, sources say.

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9 Responses to “BCCI asks England to play the next two test matches in India”

  1. Excellent! It’s really sad to see that we have almost become like the Indian team of 90’s – lions at home, lambs abraod – and a big reason for that is too much of IPL on flat domestic tracks.

  2. Sreesanth the Bhajji slapper August 1, 2011

    LOL! 😀
    and I think you got the caption on the picture right, it must have been upset stomach, else how come he batted so well after not bowling apparently due to injury!?

  3. Kareena Kapoor – “putative daughter in law of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi” a.k.a putative wife of Saif Ali Khan. …LOL

  4. very true! india lost the 2nd test…now they’ve slipped to the 2nd spot! boo!!

  5. hehe. I think if the english team agrees, the matches shud b played in cochin. Poor sreesanth dude. Life has been so unfair to him thus far! Even Ria sen hasn helped. Home crowd cheers jus might!

  6. Lol @ putative

  7. Rajiv Kumar August 2, 2011

    hahaha…good one…this is actually a very good idea 🙂 perhaps this is the best way for India to bounce back in the series..prepare pitch like Kanpur where we beat South africa in 2007-08 series in 3 days or Mumbai pitch of 2004-05 where we beat Australia inside 2 days.
    .on a serious note..this series has showed capability or rather complete lack of it of our batsmen like suresh raina and yuvraj to play short balls..

  8. omg…lmlo at the last para…real faking humour…

  9. they will loose again!!!!