BCCI announces ICC World Twenty20 2016 venues, Eden Gardens to host final


BCCIBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced venues for matches of the ICC World Twenty20 2016.

BCCI confirmed the same through a press release on its website as well as from their official account on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi will be the venues along with Kolkata, which will also host the final of the tournament.

“BCCI is extremely proud to host this prestigious event. All the venues identified have hosted many prestigious matches. With this announcement, we have begun our preparations in right earnest. We want this World Twenty20 to be a memorable experience for our participants and fans. I am confident that all the venues nominated will deliver a world class event,” Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying by the Indian board’s website.

The BCCI also formed a managing committee for the ICC World Twenty20.

Jagmohan Dalmiya will be chairman of this committee.

Other members include Anurag Thakur, Amitabh Choudhary, Anirudh Chaudhry, G. Ganga Raju, Rajeev Shukla, Ashish Shelar and Ashirbad Behera.

The World Twenty20 will be held next year from March 11 to April 3.