29 Jan 2011

Local organisers seek Kolkata reprieve

6:52 am on 29 January 2011

Local organisers have made a last-ditch effort to have Kolkata's Eden Gardens reinstated as the venue for the high-profile India-England World Cup cricket match.

The International Cricket Council dropped the venue on Friday after it missed the final January 25th deadline but organisers have asked for an extension and promised the venue would be ready to hand over by February 7th.

In addition to the India-England game on February 27th, Eden Gardens had been scheduled to host three other World Cup matches on March 15th, 18th and 20th.