ICC team to visit Eden Gardens on Thursday

Kolkata: An International Cricket Council (ICC) team will visit Eden Gardens tomorrow for a final inspection of the renovation and construction at the venue scheduled to host four World Cup matches next year.

Having already visited the seven other venues, this will be the team’s last inspection in India from where they will head to co-hosts Bangladesh.

“We have also seen venues in Sri Lanka. We’ll be inspecting facilities in Bangaldesh from December 10-14,” Sami-ul-Hasan, ICC Media and Communications Operations Manager said.

According to a CAB official, the ICC team will visit Eden Gardens in the morning and has plans to also visit the Jadavpur ground, which will be a practice venue during the World Cup.

Andy Atkinson, ICC chief pitch consultant and his deputy David Eugene visited Eden Gardens on September 10 and urged the CAB to speed up the renovation work.

Eden Gardens is scheduled to host four group matches -- India v England on February 27, Ireland v South Africa on March 15, Ireland v Netherlands on March 18 and Kenya v Zimbabwe on March 20.


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