Eden Gardens given the clean chit by PCB inspection team for Pakistan's tour of India.

India will play an ODI aagainst Pakistan at Eden Gardens on January 3 Getty Images

Kolkata: Dec 2, 2012

The inspection team of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which inspected the Eden Gardens on Sunday, gave a go-ahead to the stadium and its facilities for the upcoming ODI series between India and Pakistan, to be held on January 3.

Happy with the facilities, PCB media manager Nadeem Sarwar said: “We are very happy with the arrangements. We spoke the the commissioner of police (R K Pachnanda) in the morning and he has assured me of a smooth conduct.

“It’s a peaceful place. I don’t think there will be any trouble.

Sarwar led a four-member team, consisting of Ehsan Sadiq, Sohail Khan, Usman Wahla to the inspect the venue.

Ten former Pakistani greats will arrive in India to witness the two Twenty20 Internationals and three-match ODI series beginning on December 25 (Bangalore T20I) against India.

Sarwar said two former Pakistan cricketers will go to each venue but they were yet to prepare the list.

The inspection team had first went to the police headquarters at the Lal Bazar before inspecting the Eden Gardens that will host the second ODI.

The PCB team gave suggestions about security arrangements for the 500-odd special guests who are expected to arrive for the match.