ICC team inspects World Cup final venue

Mumbai: A three-member ICC team visited the Wankhede Stadium, which will host the World Cup 2011 final on April 2, to assess its preparedness ahead of the quadrennial extravaganza.

"All 13 venues are coming up well. The concerns are more in the media. The facilities were shown to the ICC team. They will convey the official version later," World Cup tournament director, Prof Ratnakar Shetty, told reporters after an
hour-long inspection.

Last week, Shetty, who is also the treasurer of the Mumbai Cricket Association, had allayed fears of further delay in the completion of renovation work at the stadium saying that only the finishing work was pending.

Apart from the April 2 final, the stadium is slated to host two more matches during the tournament -- New Zealand v/s Canada (March 13) and New Zealand v/s Sri Lanka (March 18).

The ICC team is scheduled to visit the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which will host four World Cup matches, tomorrow.