Kolkata, Mumbai grounds cleared by ICC for World Cup

Kolkata, Mumbai grounds cleared by ICC for World Cup

Mumbai: Kolkata and Mumbai grounds have been given the final clearance to stage Cricket World Cup matches after concerns about their readiness, the head of the governing body told Reuters on Monday.

“Those venues have all been squared off, they’re ready," International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a telephone interview. “There isn’t an issue about readiness of stadiums."

This means only one match, India’s fixture with England on 27 February has needed to be moved out of Kolkata’s Eden Gardens to Bangalore. Mumbai has been given the go-ahead to stage the final on 2 April and two other group-stage matches. The tournament runs from 19 February to 2 April.

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