Jagmohan Dalmiya says Eden Gardens should be one of the venues for ODIs against West Indies
The 74-year-old cricket administrator is set to be re-elected as the CAB president.
Jagmohan Dalmiya also said that it has been a long time since an ODI was held at Eden Gardens © Getty Images
Kolkata: Jul 25, 2014
Eden Gardens should be one of the five venues for the One-Day International (ODI) series against West Indies in October-November, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Jagmohan Dalmiya said. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to announce the tour itinerary of the upcoming three Test and ODI series against the Caribbean at its board’s Tour Programme and Fixture Committee.
“It’s been a long time that Eden hosted an ODI. I am sure and we are pretty confident of Eden being one of the venues of the ODI series [against the West Indies],” the former BCCI and ICC chief told reporters.
The 74-year-old cricket administrator is set to be re-elected as the CAB president uncontested at Sunday’s annual general meeting which has been in the news for former India captain Sourav Ganguly‘s inclusion to the state body as joint secretary.
Dalmiya said it’s unlikely that Ganguly would be present during the AGM as he was “quite busy” with his commentary assignment during the third Test beginning. ”It seems to me that he will come only after the Test gets over. Probably he will come for two-three days and take charge,” Dalmiya added.