People of Kolkata are lucky as they got the India –Pakistan World T20 match which will be held at Eden Gardens on March 19. Finally, the most anticipated March 19 encounter between India-Pakistan shifted to Kolkata after Himachal Pradesh (HP) government and ex-army men protested against the match in Dharamshala, ICC chief executive Dave Richardson confirmed the news.
The decision was made by ICC after months-long bargaining between BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and HP government. Richardson did not blame BCCI, he said in the vibrant country this kind of problem could happen.
However, India have lost all four matches to Pakistan at Eden Gardens.
Twitter reacted to this news:
Congress conspiracy to shift match to Eden Gardens ~ Swamy https://t.co/JjrGm57x10
— kartekay (@kartekay) March 9, 2016
The partisan Eden Gardens crowd will surely make this a thrilling game….
— Faras Ghani (@farasG) March 9, 2016
You can expect this on March 19th at Kolkata when India meet Pakistan in World T20… pic.twitter.com/787FvmeoUF
— Cricistan.com (@Cricistan) March 9, 2016
Eden gardens?! Really? Haven’t we lost all our matches against Pakistan there? #IndvPak
— Adarsh (@TheAdarsh_) March 9, 2016
Pakistan at Eden Gardens. That’s always been cursed for us. Now, I’m nervous.
— Aayush (@slicesofIife) March 9, 2016
Although Pakistan are yet to play a T20 in Kolkata, they have 100% winning record against India in ODIs at Eden Gardens. Played 4, Won 4.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) March 9, 2016
Dharamsala airport to Pakistan :15hours
Kolkata airport to Pakistan:7hours
BCCI shifted to Eden Gardens so Pak can go home early. ICC #WT20
— Chika Pikaa Rikaa (@Simply_neev) March 9, 2016
Dawood chodo Mallya bullao
Modi ji itna bhi dum nahi kiya?
Chandra Kumar Bose
— manav (@manavjivan) March 9, 2016
So it’s Kolkata Eden Gardens for Pak v India.. So… pic.twitter.com/WvXuTwEQB7
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) March 9, 2016