Delhi will host World T20 semi-final: DDCA

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Cricket fans in the capital received some good news on Wednesday with the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) announcing that they will host the World Twenty20 semi-final here.

There was speculation that the World T20 semi-final, originally scheduled to be held here on March 30, may be shifted out of the capital as the DDCA’s plea to use the RP Mehra block was dismissed by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

The concerned block has not been given the required clearances by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Archaeological Survey of India.

However, DDCA vice-president C.K. Khanna has asserted that the last-four tie will be held in the capital.

“The semi-final will take place in Delhi as scheduled. We are going ahead with the preparations and the Ferozeshah Kotla will host the tie,” Khanna told IANS.

Khanna, however, refused to divulge too many details when asked how the DDCA will convince the high court and the relevant authorities.

“We cannot give out too many details right now. But we are going ahead with the tie,” he stated.

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