Pranab to talk to Pawar over Eden WC match impasse

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Kolkata, Jan 30 (PTI) Union Finance Minister PranabMukherjee today said that he would speak to ICC presidentSharad Pawar about the impasse over holding the India-EnglandWorld Cup cricket match at the Eden Gardens here.

"(Cricket Association of Bengal) president JagmohanDalmiya came to me yesterday. I had a talk with him. I am notfamiliar with the matter so much. I will, however, talk toSharad Pawar," Mukherjee told reporters here.

"Any problem about holding the match will have to beresolved by them," Mukherjee said without elaborating.

Dalmiya, after a meeting with his CAB colleagues, headedstraight to Mukherjee''s residence yesterday, but had declinedto talk to the media.

On Thursday, the ICC ruled out Kolkata as a host venueafter its inspection team deemed the Eden Gardens unpreparedand expressed concerns about various facilities in the stadiumbeing ready in time for the February 27 game.

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