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ICC rules out World Cup match at Eden


New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday confirmed that it cannot hold India vs England World Cup match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, scheduled for Feb 27.

“The ICC has conveyed to the BCCI that it will not be able to hold the India vs England match of the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2011 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on 27 February 2011,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

The BCCI has recommended Bangalore as the alternate venue.

The ICC Thursday ruled the Eden Gardens unsuitable for the tie due to its unpreparedness. The scrapping of the venue followed an adverse report from the ICC venue inspection team that reviewed Eden Gardens readiness for the big event hosted jointly by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from Feb 19 to April 2.