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No women's World Cup ties at Wankhede, MIG Club

January 21, 2013 20:33 IST

The Wankhede stadium and MIG Club ground, which were to host matches of the upcoming ICC women's World Cup, have been withdrawn as venues for the tournament, it was learnt on Monday.

The Wankhede was scheduled to hold the opening match of the event on January 31, but it is expected to be shifted to another ground as the venue is hosting the Ranji Trophy final between Mumbai and Saurashtra from January 26-30.

"There won't be any women's World Cup matches at Wankhede and MIG," sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India informed.

The mega-event is scheduled to be held from January 31 to February 17.

The Wankhede and MIG in Bandra were earlier scheduled to stage the World Cup matches along with the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne stadium, the Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) Bandra-Kurla Complex Ground and Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.

All the Group A matches, featuring England, India, West Indies and Sri Lanka will be played at the Brabourne stadium and MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex ground.

The BCCI and ICC are yet to make an official announcement about the change in venues.

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