New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Monday received the much-needed completion certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), clearing the deck to host T20 World Cup at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here. (Delhi and District Cricket Association Must Comply With Safety Norms to Host World Twenty20: High Court)
“DDCA has received completion certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation,” said CK Khanna, vice-president of DDCA & BCCI in a release. (ICC World Twenty20: Feroz Shah Kotla in Danger of Not Hosting Matches)
“We are thankful to all those who helped us in getting the important completion certificate including all Dept /Agencies.”
The ICC T20 World Cup is starting with the qualifiers on Tuesday and the tournament-proper will begin on March 15 when India take on New Zealand.
The DDCA had sought a completion certificate from the SDMC to host World T20 matches at the Kotla, which the corporation had denied.
However, after the Delhi High Court intervened, SDMC agreed to grant a provisional occupancy certificate to the DDCA on the condition that the cricket body takes care of the 60 anomalies, which the corporation pointed out, within next 20 days.
The ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson also gave a go ahead to the Ferozshah Kotla stadium, saying they are confident that the matches will proceed at the venue.
The Feroz Shah Kotla ground will host four World T20 matches, including one of the semifinals on March 30.