Tsunami Aid World XI vs Asian XI Cricket Match at Calcutta (Kolkata)
World Vision Tsunami Relief Fund Raiser - Match 2
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"We cannot hold the game in April because it will be very hot in Calcutta," said Dalmiya.
The next such match will probably be the 20 June fixture at the Brit Oval in London.
Mahendra said the BCCI was negotiating with the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as the Asian Cricket Council.
Tsunami show at Eden postponed
It is official - Tsunami show at Eden
The announcement of the venue got delayed as he was engaged in consultations with the Finance Ministry for the last one week on the issue of tax exemption, he said.
Eden likely to host aid ODI-II
ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said there was a small window of opportunity to stage the game between England's scheduled finish to their five-Test series in South Africa on February 13 and Australia starting their tour to New Zealand on February 17. "We need to fly players in and out and have them there long enough for them to perform at a very high level," Speed told a press conference after the Rest of the World beat Asia by 112 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Speed said Calcutta's vast Eden Gardens arena would be favourite to stage the match, while the Sri Lankan capital Colombo had also been discussed.
Eden Gardens, venue of the 2nd Tsunami fundraising match
Mecca of CricketEden Gardens in Calcutta, India is one of the most loveliest and biggest in the world of cricket. It envelops apart from the cricket ground, an indoor cricket stadium, two indoor sports complexes and the All India Radio building. The area is ample enough to include a park, a pond and a pagoda. The first ever first-class match to be played here was in 1917-18, while the first Test match was against Douglas Jardine's MCC in January 1934.
Calcutta Cricket Club (1792) has the reputation of being the oldest surviving cricket club outside the British Isles. The club ground shifted to the present Eden Gardens site in 1864.
It has a maximum capacity exceeding 100,000, rivaled only by the MCG.
Harbhajan Singh Memorabilia
Singh's Magnificent Hat Trick
On the 1st Day of the 2nd Test, India versus Australia, in March 2001, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Harbhajan Singh achieved what no other Indian cricketer had ever done - he snared a magnificent Hat Trick.
Limited Edition Magnificent photographic collage of the three dismissals with the hat trick at Calcutta capturing photograph in each piece being personally signed by Harbhajan Singh. Each piece .encased in a timber frame with Perspex glazing and is supported by A-Tag microchip authentication technology, and comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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