Eden Gardens loses matches for CLT20

Kolkata, Sept 20 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Following a discussion between Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and the Champions League Twenty (CLT20), the CLT20 Governing Council Tuesday decided to move matches from Eden Gardens to Hyderabad and Bengaluru, pending approval from local authorities.

CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya said: “With regret and in the best interests of the tournament, CAB and CLT20 have reluctantly agreed to moving its four scheduled Group B matches away from Eden Gardens due to the heavy rains that have deluged Kolkata.”

“We’re disappointed that we’re not able to host the matches, but this decision was unavoidable and taken out of our hands due to the current weather conditions.

“We wish CLT20 luck for the tournament and hope CAB will have the chance to host the event in the coming years.”

As a result of Tuesday’s decision, the Group B matches on 25 and 27 Sept will now take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, while the match on 29 Sept  involving Royal Challengers Bangalore and a team from the current qualifier, will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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