CAB apprehensive of losing India-England match againOctober 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) which is awaiting governmental clearance for organising the Oct 25 one-day cricket match between India and England is apprehensive of losing the match owing to procedural bottlenecks.
“We have been informed by the Public Works Department (PWD) that only after an inspection by them is completed and they are satisfied, will we be given the clearance. The match is not our responsibility only. If the government is not supportive then I am afraid, the match might not happen,” CAB joint secretary Biswarup Dey said Thursday.
Dey had Wednesday called the formalities as ‘clumsy’ and sought support from the government in organising the match.
“The match has to be organised in a healthy manner. If procedural hurdles keep cropping up then it becomes really difficult.
“If it was the PWD yesterday, today it is the sports ministry which is yet to stamp the tickets. We have no idea when they will be stamped. The procedural bottlenecks make us feel as if we are organising the match for our welfare,” said Dey.
A section of media Wednesday had reported that the CAB has been denied clearance for the match. Dey later denied the reports and said there was no requirement for such a clearance as the prior authorisation by the department was still valid.
The PWD Thursday conducted an inspection of the Eden Gardens and instructed the organisers to carry out some repair works.
“We conducted an inspection and found that some repair work was required in some places. They (CAB) have promised to complete the job within three to four days.
“The clearance has not yet been given. We will consider only after the final inspection,” PWD principal secretary A.R. Bardhan told IANS.
Eden Gardens, considered one of the best stadiums in the world, earlier had to face the ignominy of withdrawal of a cricket World Cup match, also featuring India and England, due to non completion of renovation work within the stipulated time.
England is in India to play five one-day internationals, beginning from Oct 14 in Hyderabad.
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