Eden Gardens Kolkata to host World Cup matches: TV reports

Kolkata, Feb 8 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) After a bitter rebuke from ICC that took away the crucial Feb 27 India-England match from Eden Gardens owing to tardy preparations, the iconic venue has been cleared for the remaining three matches, according to TV reports on Tuesday.
ICC is happy with the progress of work at Eden Gardens after its inspection on Monday, reports on NDTV said.
An ICC media release is expected later.
The Cricket  Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday had said it was expecting positive results after the  3-member team of International Cricket Council (ICC) completed inspection of of the stadium to determine the fate of three World Cup matches next month.
ICC’s Cris Tetley, Cambell Jamieson and Eugene Van Vuren reviewed the completed works inside the Eden Gardens for over two hours, accompanied by the officials of the CAB.
They inspected the stadium, including the contentious areas like media box, third umpire box, side-screens, the uncovered blocks, the radio commentary box and the match commissioner enclosure.
Eden is scheduled to hosts three none-Indian WC matches – South Africa-Ireland (March 15), Netherlands-Ireland (March 18) and Zimbabwe-Kenya (March 20).
The ICC has taken away India-England match for February 27 from Eden on January 27 after its Jan 25’s inspection team said the stadium was under prepared for hosting a World Cup match.

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