Ganguly takes first step towards revamping Eden Gardens

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly took the first step towards revamping the Eden Gardens on Saturday as he held a meeting with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) grounds and pitches committee chairman Daljit Singh.

Both however, said there were no concerns surrounding the historic ground which is scheduled to host the World T20 final in 2016.

“The ground is absolutely fine. We will be starting with the work very soon and it will take about 10 days time. We are also getting extra covers to lay on the ground,” Ganguly told reporters here.

According to the proposed plan, coring will be done on the playing surface and the pits will be filled up with sand.

Singh, who did a brief inspection of the ground, said that it would be ready well before the World T20 final.

“There’s still a long way to go for the World T20 final. It will be ready well before time. There is nothing to worry about the ground,” Singh said.

Recently, the iconic venue had come in for a lot of criticism as the ground staff could not get rid of the water on the outfield even seven hours after the rain stopped. The third and final Twenty20 International between India and South Africa, had to be called off without a ball being bowled.

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