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India to host 29 matches of 2011 World Cup: report

The International Cricket Council today alloted India a lion's share in the 2011 World Cup matches, which were to be hosted by Pakistan. In the World Cup Organising Committee meet, the ICC decided upon that India will host 29 matches for the World Cup. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will host 12 matches and Bangladesh will host 8 matches.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2009 05:31 PM IST

Mumbai will house the 2011 World Cup secretariat and India will host 29 matches of the quadrennial extravaganza, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The secretariat was earlier based in Lahore.

After the ICC ruled out Pakistan as a co-host, the schedule had to be re-drawn and accordingly, India will now host 29 matches in eight venues, including one semifinal and the final of the event.

Sri Lanka will host 12 matches in three venues, including a semifinal, while eight matches, and the opening ceremony, would take place in Bangladesh, ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said.

Meanwhile, BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty was appointed the Managing Director of the 2011 World Cup.

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