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Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens missed two deadlines for completion, prompting the ICC to shift the February 27 India v England match from one of cricket's most iconic venues.

Former ICC chief Jagmohan Dalmiya and his colleagues at the Cricket Association of Bengal could not guarantee the completion of areas for cricket operations, media, broadcast and sponsorship facilities.

With a capacity of nearly 100,000, the crowd in full voice makes it a memorable experience for most players and shifting the February 27 match is a loss for the teams and the cricket-crazy city which hosted the 1987 World Cup final.

The challenge for the venue now is to get ready for three other matches, none featuring India.

DateMatchTime (IST)
March 15, 2011Ireland v South Africa1430
March 18, 2011Ireland v Netherlands0930
March 20, 2011Kenya v Zimbabwe0930

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