Kolkata: With Pakistan refusing to play in Dharamsala, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens ground to host the high voltage Twenty 20 World Cup encounter on March 19.
ICC chief Executive Dave Richardson confirms on Wednesday that the match will be held in Eden Gardens. Avishek Dalmia also announces this information.
On Tuesday night, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had held back their team from traveling to India following security concerns over the game in Dharamsala.
“Yes Eden Gardens is likely to host the India-Pakistan match on the 19th. One of the reason’s being Eden has not got any match with India playing in it and then Pakistan will be staying in Kolkata. So Eden can be a likely venue,” a BCCI official said.
Two days back, the top brass of Kolkata Police had confirmed that they will be able to provide the necessary security to all the teams staying here.