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31 January 201114:33

Bengaluru confirmed as venue for India v England match

The ICC has confirmed its decision to relocate the venue for the India-England match

Bengaluru confirmed as venue for India v England match
 - Cricket News

Hosts India will take on England at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

The ICC today confirmed its decision to relocate the venue for the India v England match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which had been originally scheduled for Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 27 February. It will now take place in Bengaluru on the same date.

In a letter to the BCCI yesterday, the ICC outlined a schedule of works that needed to be carried out at Eden Gardens ahead of the ground’s other scheduled fixtures on 15, 18 and 20 March. As such, an inspection team will visit Kolkata again on 7 February to assess progress in line with that schedule.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has responded to the ICC nominating Bengaluru as its preferred alternate venue for the India v England match, a recommendation the ICC agrees to.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: "This decision now clarifies and gives us certainty over the fixture. We can now work with our various partners and stakeholders to make sure that match - along with the rest of the tournament - is all it should be."