Pranab to talk to Pawar over Eden WC match impasse

Updated: 30 January 2011 08:08 IST

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said he would speak to ICC president Sharad Pawar about the impasse over holding the India-England match.

Kolkata:

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday, that he would speak to ICC president Sharad Pawar about the impasse over holding the India-England World Cup cricket match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

"(Cricket Association of Bengal) president Jagmohan Dalmiya came to me yesterday. I had a talk with him. I am not familiar with the matter so much. I will, however, talk to Sharad Pawar," Mukherjee told reporters.

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

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

On Thursday, the ICC ruled out Kolkata as a host venue after its inspection team deemed the Eden Gardens unprepared and expressed concerns about various facilities in the stadium being ready in time for the February 27 game. 

Topics : Cricket Eden Gardens
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