8 Feb 2011

Indian cricket fans angry at lost match

6:08 am on 8 February 2011

Angry cricket fans in India waved banners and shouted slogans yesterday as an International Cricket Council inspection team assessed whether Eden Gardens could host three World Cup games after losing a marquee match to Bangalore.

Eden Gardens, one of India's best-known grounds, was stripped of the India v England game in late February after an ICC delegation said the venue was under-prepared due to a delay in construction work.

An inspection team returned yesterday to assess if enough progress had been made to save three other matches -- none featuring India -- and was greeted by slogan-chanting fans holding up "Go Back ICC Officials" placards and waving black flags.

The Cricket Association of Bengal who have headquarters at Eden Gardens, are confident of hosting their other three scheduled matches there in March.