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ICC clears Kotla stadium to host international matches

New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium will be allowed to stage international cricket again from January after serving its one-year ban, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday.

cricket Updated: Nov 23, 2010 13:26 IST

New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium will be allowed to stage international cricket again from January after serving its one-year ban, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.

The ICC had ruled that no international cricket could be played at the stadium until the end of 2010 following the abandonment of a one-dayer due to a dangerous pitch.

The re-instatement of the ground followed an inspection by Andy Atkinson, the ICC pitch consultant, the world governing body of cricket said in a statement.

"We are pleased with the remedial work carried out and with the playing surfaces now back to the standard expected for international matches, the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium will be re-instated as an international venue from 1 January 2011," David Richardson, the ICC general manager (Cricket), said.

The stadium will host four matches during the World Cup, to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Feb. 19 to April 2, 2010.

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