The ICC Inspecting team will visit Chittagong tomorrow on Tuesday to see the progress of the T20 World Cup venue within their given deadline. This group has already visited once before to inspect various platforms of the venue.
After the inspection in Tuesday, the representative team will submit a report to ICC. In mid-October the venue will be finalized after a meeting of the ICC Executives. However, there is nothing to worry about the Chittagong venue said the representatives.
The four-member ICC inspecting team will include – event director Chris Tetley, stadium consultant Eugene van Vuuren, event manager Dhiraj Malhotra and ICC pitch curator Andy Atkinson. They will be accompanied by BCB’s officials.
BCB sources informed that on Tuesday afternoon the inspecting team will visit Chittagong Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong Women Sports Complex and MA Aziz Stadium.
In Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium the inspecting team will be focusing on the alternative dressing rooms and see the field renovation work’s progress. In addition at Women Sports Complex and MA Aziz Stadium the team will inspect the dressing room facilities and the progress on the field’s wickets. Earlier on Tuesday morning the inspecting team is expected to visit Cox’s Bazaar Stadium.
Meanwhile, the BCB is not perturbed about Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium since the 2011 ODI World Cup games were held at that stadium.
Venue manager Fazle Rabbi Khan said, “Our renovation work of the stadium has been completed. We are expecting the ICC inspection team to be satisfied with the stadium.”
The fifth edition of ICC T-20 World Cup will be held in Bangladesh from 16th march to 6th April in 2014. Most of the matches will be held at MirpurSher-E-Bangla Stadium and Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Prior to 21st April, the ICC inspecting team has visited the various Chittagong stadiums.