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Pranab to talk to Pawar over Eden WC match impasse

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today 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.

kolkata Updated: Jan 30, 2011 16:55 IST

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.

"(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.

"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 yesterday, 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.