Eden Gardens loses India vs England WC game

The International Cricket Council on Thursday decided that the World Cup match between India and England, due to be held at the Eden Gardens on February 27, will be shifted to some other venue after the stadium failed to meet the deadline for completion of renovation.

Tournament Director Ratnakar Shetty said, “We will work with the new venue, the tour operators and the ticket distributors to manage the logistical challenges that will surely arise.”

The expert report, determined that Eden Gardens in Kolkata would not be ready within an acceptable time frame to host the match on February 27, stated an ICC release.

The main reasons behind Eden Gardens losing the match were the host venue obligations in relation to cricket operations, media, broadcast and sponsorship facilities which were not finalised and/or confirmed by the venue.