Pawar conveys ICC decision to CM

Updated: 31 January 2011 08:27 IST

The ICC has formally conveyed its decision to the West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya that there will be no India vs England match at Eden Gardens.

Pawar conveys ICC decision to CM
©

Kolkata:

The ICC has formally conveyed its decision to the West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya that there will be no India vs England match at Eden Gardens.

ICC chief Sharad Pawar called the chief minister to convey the decision, state Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharjee said.

"The chief minister said it is very sad that after so much effort by him the match could not be brought back. It's very unfortunate," Bhattacharjee told PTI over phone from Siliguri.

"The chief minister had tried his best, but it was not successful... (ICC chief) Pawar called the Chief Minister around 7 pm and told him about the ICC's decision that holding the match at Eden Gardens is impossible as eight members of the ICC are against it," Bhattacharjee said.

"Along with the whole state we are equally sorry, so much effort went in vain. Me, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and PWD minister Kshiti Goswami were supposed to visit Delhi on February 1 as suggested by the CM, but everything has become futile now," the minister rued.

The West Bengal chief minister had earlier intervened in the matter after the ICC took the decision to shift the India match from Kolkata. 

Topics : Cricket
Related Articles
Book Excerpt: It Was Time For Sachin To Go. He Chose To Continue
Book Excerpt: It Was Time For Sachin To Go. He Chose To Continue
IPL 2017: Virat Kohli Won't Follow Trend Set by India Teammates
IPL 2017: Virat Kohli Won't Follow Trend Set by India Teammates
IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH Preview: Virat Kohli And Co Desperate To Sing Redemption Song
IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH Preview: Virat Kohli And Co Desperate To Sing Redemption Song
Show Comments
Advertisement