Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that he would speak to ICC president Sharad Pawar about the impasse over holding the India-England World Cup cricket match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
“(Cricket Association of Bengal) president Jagmohan Dalmiya came to me yesterday. I had a talk with him. I am not familiar with the matter so much. I will,however,talk to Sharad Pawar,” Mukherjee told reporters here.
“Any problem about holding the match will have to be resolved by them,” Mukherjee said without elaborating.
Dalmiya,after a meeting with his CAB colleagues,headed straight to Mukherjee’s residence on Saturday,but had declined to talk to the media.
On Thursday,the ICC ruled out Kolkata as a host venue after its inspection team deemed the Eden Gardens unprepared and expressed concerns about various facilities in the stadium being ready in time for the February 27 game.