ICC okays Motera hosting Champions Trophy match

Published: Sunday, April 23, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Ahmedabad:A four-member International Cricket Council (ICC) team today expressed satisfaction over the facilities and playing conditions to be offered to the players and spectators at the Motera stadium here, one of the venues for the Champions Trophy to be played in October.

ICC pitch consultant Andy Atkinson, who is one of the key members of the visiting ICC team, told media persons here that they were pleased and impressed with the facilities and at the Motera stadium

However, the ICC team has suggested few changes in the dressing rooms, stadium and also advised a third pitch as in the Champions Trophy, a total five ODIs would be played at this venue. The other venues are Mumbai, Jaipur and Mohali.

The ICC team, which had yesterday visited Mumbai, left for Jaipur this evening and would later visit Mohali, the last ground on its itinerary for inspectionThe other members of the ICC team included Brian Murgatroyd (ICC media manager) Warren Deutrom (Champions Trophy Event Manager) and Macky Dudhia of Global Cricket Corporation.

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