Sharad Pawar praises progress on ICC World Cup 2011 preparations

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Central Organising Committee receives ‘positive’ reports

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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Central Organising Committee(COC),  chaired by ICC Vice President Sharad Pawar, met in Colombo today (Friday) and Mr Pawar praised the progress of the new grounds at Colombo, Pallekelle and Hambantota in Sri Lanka.

The ICC Vice President said that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is on course to deliver a series of new world class venues – including the three in Sri Lanka, which co-hosts the event with India and Bangladesh.

With exactly one year to go to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Mr Pawar said: ‘I am sure that the thousands of spectators, from Sri Lanka and around the world, will be extremely impressed by the new venues not just here in Sri Lanka but also in India and Bangladesh, The reports we have received of the progress are extremely positive,

‘These stadiums will produce a real legacy for cricket in South Asia and I am sure that our cricket lovers who travel to the three co-hosts will be impressed by the quality of the venues as well as the affordable and accessible tickets.

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