ICC to inspect Eden Feb 7 for three other matchesBy IANS
Sunday, January 30, 2011
KOLKATA - After ruling Eden Gardens unsuitable for the Feb 27 India-England World Cup game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will make an inspection Feb 7 to gauge the venue’s progress for hosting the remaining three scheduled matches in March.
Apart from the India-England encounter, the Eden Gardens is slated to host South Africa vs. Ireland (March 15), the Netherlands vs. Ireland (March 18), and Zimbabwe vs. Kenya (March 20).
“There will be an inspection on February 7 to gauge progress of Eden Gardens as the venue for the other three World Cup matches scheduled,” an ICC spokesman told IANS.
Responding to Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiyas allegation that the ICC has not given any specific reason for taking away the Feb 27 match, the spokesman said the reasons had been explained in detail in a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“In the letter to the BCCI, the ICC has explained in detail what the venue needs to do to meet ICC venue requirements to an acceptable standard,” he said.