Eden Gardens scrapped as venue for India-England World Cup tieBy IANS
Thursday, January 27, 2011
NEW DELHI - The International Cricket Council Thursday scrapped Kolkata\’s Eden Gardens as a venue for the India-England match slated for February 27 in the World Cup due to the stadium\’s unpreparedness.
A venue inspection team comprising tournament director Ratnakar Shetty, members of the Central Organising Committe (COC) and the ICC reported on the readiness of five outstanding venues after visiting the facilities. The team inspected Eden Gardens Tuesday.
\”The experts report, however, determined that Eden Gardens in Kolkata would not be ready within an acceptable time frame to host the India vs England ICC Cricket World Cup match on Feb 27,\” ICC said in a statement.
\”Of particular concern was the fact that host venue obligations in relation to cricket operations, media, broadcast and sponsorship facilities were not finalised and/or confirmed by the venue,\” the statement read.