WB government agrees to allow India-England ODI, T20

Kolkata: Decks were cleared to hold the fifth ODI and one-off T20 International between India and England at Eden Gardens after Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) agreed to take two representatives of PWD in its technical committee as proposed by the West Bengal government.

The Public Works Department (PWD) had been holding the required no-objection certificate for the two scheduled matches after the CAB allegedly refused to include a PWD engineer as a permanent member in CAB technical committee.

"We will give the no-objection certificate," PWD secretary A R Bardhan told reporters after a meeting with CAB joint secretary Biswarup Dey.

Dey said that CAB has accepted PWD`s proposal to induce two of its representatives in its technical committee.

"We are ready to take two representatives from the PWD," he said.

PWD minister Subrata Bakshi had yesterday said that his department did not want to give the fitness certificate to Eden Gardens as a routine and presence of a PWD engineer in the CAB technical committee would help speedy assessment of the infrastructure there.


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