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Yet to get official nod from ICC for three matches: Dalmiya

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Kolkata, Feb 8 (PTI) Cricket Association of Bengalpresident Jagmohan Dalmiya today said he was waiting for anofficial communication after ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgatsaid Eden Gardens would "in all likelihood" host the threeWorld Cup matches next month.

"We are hearing that Lorgat said the three matches couldbe held in Eden Gardens. We hear that the ICC team thatinspected the venue yesterday has said the Eden is ready. Butit''s not yet official," Dalmiya told PTI.

"We don''t want to create any controversy now. If we getany official word on this, we will let you know," he said.

A three-member ICC team yesterday inspected the EdenGardens that bore a transformed look from the one during theirlast inspection on January 25.

Not happy with the progress of renovation work at theEden Gardens, ICC had ruled out the venue for the India vsEngland match scheduled for February 27 and the tie wasshifted to Bangalore.

The remaining three World Cup matches at the venue are:South Africa vs Ireland (March 15), Netherlands vs Ireland(March 18) and Zimbabwe vs Kenya (March 20).

Story first published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 17:45 [IST]
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