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Kenya still set for Eden Gardens

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 8- Kenya’s cricket world cup match against Zimbabwe at Calcutta’s Eden Gardens is likely to held on March 20th after officials expressed delight with the renovation going on at the stadium.

A three member ICC inspection team, which visited the ground today reported that outstanding work can be completed in time to host its three scheduled matches.

"We are pleased with the progress made since January 25 and if that pace of work is maintained, we believe that the stadium will be ready for the games scheduled in March," International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

The venue is also scheduled to host South Africa v Ireland on March 15 and Ireland v the Netherlands on March 18

Four matches were to be played at the stadium, but doubts over the fate of the last three games arose after the February 27 match between India and England was shifted to Bangalore.

Eden Gardens’ humiliation recalled similar trouble before the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, which were marred by severe delays in construction work.

The World Cup, co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, opens in Dhaka on February 19.

 

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