England tour of India - Cricket: England not to take up facilities issue with ICC

Published: Monday, January 14, 2002, 19:50 [IST]
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Kolkata: The England team management continued to grumble over the poor practice facilities at the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CCFC) Ground but ruled out the possibility of taking up the matter with the International Cricket Council (ICC)."We are not taking up the matter at the highest level. It is a trivial issue to be taken up with the ICC," the media relations manager Andrew Walpole told reporters after a practice session at the CCFC Ground on Monday.Walpole said that the team management had discussions about the sub-standard practice facilities with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) but had never thought of taking up the issue with the games apex body.The England team had lambasted the practice facilities at the venue from the very first day and had requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to allow the team to work at the Eden Gardens.The England coach Duncan Fletcher told reporters on Sunday that the facilities at the CCFC were not of international standard and his team's preparations for the six-match Limited Overs series were being badly hampered.PTI

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