Delhi venue at risk
Mumbai, January 30
New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground is in danger of losing its World Twenty20 fixtures after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) moved a match against Sri Lanka away from the venue due to administrative lapses.
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) failed to get the requisite clearances from various civic authorities in order to host the February 12 T20 match between India and Sri Lanka, forcing the BCCI to transfer the contest to Ranchi.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said the DDCA needed to procure all the necessary clearances by Sunday if they were to continue as the hosts of the March 8-April 3 tournament. "As far as the World Cup is concerned, the World Cup management committee has met today and has also discussed the issue of DDCA," Thakur said.
Delhi is scheduled to host four matches in the tournament, including a semi-final on March 30.