ICC reinstates Kotla as an international cricket venue

November 23rd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday finally lifted its suspension and reinstated the Feroz Shah Kotla as an international venue.

After an inspection Monday by Andy Atkinson, its pitch consultant, the world cricket authority decided to revoke the Kotla ground’s suspension. The venue can now host World Cup matches.

The venue was suspended as an international ground when the One-day International between India and Sri Lanka in December had to be abandoned because of unplayable pitch.

“We are pleased with the remedial work carried out and with the playing surfaces now back to the standard expected for international matches. The Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium will be re-instated as an international venue from January 1,” said David Richardson, ICC general manager cricket.

The ICC, however, asked the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) not to host any domestic matches at the Kotla till Jan 1.

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