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Updated: October 14, 2009 18:22 IST

Mumbai to host 2011 WC final

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The 'actual' ICC cricket World cup trophy. File Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury
The Hindu The 'actual' ICC cricket World cup trophy. File Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

The Local Organising Committee of the ICC 2011 World Cup, met here on Wednesday and allotted two matches and the final to the Mumbai Cricket Association. In all India will stage 29 matches.

The distribution of the matches is as follows: Mumbai Cricket Association (final + 2 games), Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali (semifinal + 2 games), Gujarat Cricket Association, Ahmedabad (quarterfinal + 2 games), Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (1 India game + 3 games), Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, Chennai (1 India game + 3 games), Karnataka State Cricket Association, Bangalore(1 India game + 3 games), Vidarbha Cricket Association, Nagpur (1 India game + 3 games) and Cricket Association of Bengal, Kolkata (1 India game + 3 games).

PTI adds:

The rest of the 20 games of the 49-match event have been awarded to Sri Lanka (12) and Bangaldesh (8).

The committee decided to give two other matches to Mohali apart from the semifinal.

Ahmedabad has been given a quarterfinal and two other games, while Kolkata and Delhi will host one India and three other matches each, BCCI secretary N. Srinivas said in a statement.

Jaipur has been left out of the list of venues with Nagpur, Chennai and Bangalore getting one India game each.

India’s share of the games increased by eight after the games scheduled in Pakistan were shifted to other co-hosts due to security concerns of the participating countries.

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