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International Cricket Council, BCCI Happy With Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Ahead Of 2023 ODI World Cup

International Cricket Council, BCCI Happy With Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Ahead Of 2023 ODI World Cup

As part of their preparations for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, a six-team inspection team from the ICC, led by events senior manager Sarah Edgar and including sponsorship and broadcast officials Sybil Fernandes and Ruchika Rana, went to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata to check out the renovations being done at the famous venue, which will host five games during the World Cup.

Along with the ICC inspection team, 11 officials from BCCI and the broadcast wing also checked out the club house, press box, and galleries, which are currently being updated for the World Cup, which is set to begin on October 5 and end on November 19.

India's game against South Africa and the second playoff will be two of the most important games at the Eden Gardens field, which can hold more than 65,000 people.

Snehasish Ganguly, who is head of the CAB, told PTI that the inspection team was happy with the repair work, which should be done before the deadline. In the second week of September, the ICC team will check out the famous site again.

"They don't have a lot to say. Ganguly told PTI, "They are happy with how things are going. They are very happy with how the club house, media centre, and corporate boxes are coming along."

"There were a few problems in the toilet, and broadcasters have a few requests because they don't have a lot of room in the commentary box," he said.

"We're doing our best to make more room for them." They are happy with the inspection as a whole. "Based on how things are going, we will finish our work before the deadline," Ganguly said.

According to the same source, the Pakistan vs. England game could be moved from November 12 to another date because of how important Kali Puja is to the people of Kolkata.

If the CAB's request is granted, it could be the third time that Pakistan's schedule has been changed. The match between India and Pakistan, which was originally set for October 15, will now be played on October 14. Also, the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been moved from October 12 to October 10.