Fans in Kolkata are not the only ones left heartbroken by the ICC's decision to shift the World Cup match between India and England out of Eden Gardens, the English cricketers are also disappointed that they would not be playing at the historic venue.
The ICC on Thursday decided to shift the match out of Eden Gardens after the stadium failed to meet the completion deadline for renovation work.
The iconic 100,000-capacity venue will not host the February 27 match due to concerns about "cricket operations, media, broadcast and sponsorship facilities".
English pacer Stuart Broad said he was disappointed that the match has been taken away from the ground.
"Shame Eden Gardens not ready for World Cup, our game vs India there would have been special with 100,000+ crowd," Broad wrote on his Twitter page.
Fellow pacer Chris Tremlett may not be a part of the English squad for the World Cup but feels it is disappointing that the match has been shifted.
"Obviously it's not ideal. I think in a few big tournaments there seems to be things that are left to the last minute. I'm sure that they'll find ways around it, but it is a shame because I'm sure a lot of people have booked plane tickets and supporters have paid a lot of money to go out there," he said.
"I hope they can sort it out and hopefully it won't affect the team as well. Hopefully they can sort that out," he was quoted as saying by The Press Association.