Home > News >

Mohammad Irfan’s high-arm release forces alteration in Eden Gardens capacity

Mohammad Irfan's high-arm release forces alteration in Eden Gardens capacity

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan, 7-feet, 1-inch tall is considered to be the tallest cricketer in the world © Getty Images (File pic)

Kolkata: Jan 2, 2013
 
To help the struggling Indian batsmen deal with the high-arm release of 7-feet, 1-inch tall Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan, the CAB sacrificed 876 seats at both ends of the already shrunk Eden Gardens.
 
“About 876 seats in the upper and lower tiers of club house and in F, G blocks, on both the ends, have been covered with dark clothes to increase the sight screen height,” CAB joint secretary Subir Ganguly said.
 
“We have consulted the umpires and the match referee and they have approved it,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s ODI, a must-win one for India.

With the tickets for the marquee clash being in high demand, the loss of seats would be a big blow for the fans as Eden Gardens’ capacity had already been reduced to 66,000 after the World Cup renovation.
 
The CAB further said that PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf would be in attendance along with 25 fans from across the border.
 
Celebrating 25 years of one-day cricket at the Eden Gardens, the CAB will felicitate 25 former and present players from both the teams during the innings break.

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Josh Hazlewood looks back at his 5-wicket haul

South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 2 at Centurion: Van Zyl completes 50 on debut, Amla closing in on 200

Australia 221/4 at stumps against India on Day 2 of 2nd Test at Brisbane

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Maiden wickets, an elusive ton, and other highlights from Day 1

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 311/4 against Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test at Brisbane

Australia India Interviews Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin South Africa

Big Bash league 2014-15: Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Stars by 8 wickets

South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 2 at Centurion: Hashim Amla completes double ton, hosts cross 500

Josh Hazlewood can enter 200-wicket club, says Glenn McGrath

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: ODI series win will be major boost for hosts ahead of World Cup, feels Waqar Younis

India vs Australia 2014-15: Shane Watson must convert his starts into big scores, says Michael Slater

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 2: India’s familiar collapse, Umesh Yadav’s heroics and other highlights

Keki Tarapore – India’s manager on the successful West Indies tour of 1971

Shane Watson at No. 3? Australia may want to reconsider

Murali Vijay continues to make impressive progress against Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal: How can cricket eliminate the howler?

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here