ICC grant BCB extension on World T20 venues

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The stadiums must be fully developed by November 30

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have accepted the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) request to extend the deadline to develop the stadiums that will be used during the 2014 World Twenty20 to November 30.

The ICC made the decision after looking through a report on the condition of the venues, which was published by the ICC venue consultant, who visited the stadiums last week.

The reason for the extension is due to the fact that the stadiums in Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar are still being developed.

According to reports, the project that is causing the most delay is the Sylhet pavilion, which is close to completion.

The press box at the stadium in Sylhet is also nearing completion.

The original deadline for the venues was September 30.

In August, BCB president Nazmul Hasan said he had “no doubt that the construction work will end by mid-October”.

However, the directors in charge of the Sylhet stadium project have announced that they plan to finish by the first week of November.

According to reports, Maharashtra will play a game at the new stadium, but Maharashtra Cricket Association president Ajay Shirke dismissed the speculation, stating that there has been “no such proposal is in the pipeline”.

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