Eden`s CLT20 matches shifted to Hyderabad and Bangalore

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011, 18:46 PM IST

Kolkata: The four Champions League Twenty20 ties, which were scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens here, was on Tuesday shifted to Hyderabad and Bangalore after the stadium was rendered unsuitable for the matches due to flooding following monsoon rains.

After a discussion between Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and CLT20 organisers, the governing council of the tournament has moved the matches from Eden Gardens to Hyderabad and Bengalore, pending approval from local
authorities.

"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," CAB President Jagmohan Dalmiya said.

"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," he said in a statement.

As a result of today`s decision, the Group B matches on September 25 and 28 will now take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, while the match on September 29 involving Royal Challengers Bangalore and a team from the qualifiers will be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengalore.

PTI