World Cup Matches Moved From Mumbai To Cuttack
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that a number of matches in the Women's World Cup, which gets underway later this month, have been moved from Mumbai to Cuttack.
Concerns had begun to grow over whether Pakistan's team would have been able to compete without protests being made or matches being disrupted but Cuttack has stepped in to become the tournament's second host city.
A number of group and Super Six games will now be played at two grounds in Cuttack with the revised schedule set to be announced on Monday (21st January) when the tournament is officially launched in Mumbai.
"I am grateful for all the support ICC have received from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during a difficult situation, which was not of cricket’s making," ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said.
"We are also indebted to the Odisha Cricket Association for making two excellent grounds available at such short notice.
"We also wish to thank the competing teams and Member Boards for their co-operation and allowing both the ICC and BCCI the opportunity to explore the complicated logistics so that we can ensure that this event takes place on the dates scheduled in India."
The other teams in Pakistan's group are Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
In the build-up to the men's 2011 World Cup, a key match had to be moved from Kolkata to Bangalore, although on that occasion it was simply because the stadium renovations were behind schedule.
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