ICC refuses to review decision of shifting WC match at Eden

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) The International Cricket Councilhas rejected the BCCI''s plea to reconsider its decision ofshifting the February 27 World Cup match between India andEngland out of the historic Eden Gardens.

According to reliable sources in the board, ICC chiefexecutive Haroon Lorgat informed BCCI president ShashankManohar about the parent body''s decision of not consideringthe Indian board''s request sent at the behest of the CricketAssociation of Bengal.

It has been learnt that the ICC has stuck to its standand is not ready to consider CAB''s appeal that it will handover the stadium to the ICC on February 7.

"Yes, the BCCI has forwarded the ICC''s e-mail whichstates that they have rejected our plea. As far as we areconcerned we are ready to host matches. But if the parent bodyhas already made up its mind, there is little we can do aboutit," a senior CAB official said.

The state association officials are now in desperatedamage control mode and want to ensure the remaining threenon-India matches are not taken away which will then leavethem in shambles.

The historic 100,000 capacity stadium lost the right tohost the crucial India-England tie after failing to meet thecompletion deadline for renovation work.

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