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May 14 tie still doubtful

Calcutta: There was no solution to the crisis over the May 14 IPL VII match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, scheduled to be held at the Eden, on Wednesday.

Calcutta Police had written to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday to postpone the match, citing the possibility of a repoll in some constituencies of the state on the said date.

The CAB had swung into action immediately, speaking to several government officials and ministers, reasoning that all preparations for the match are almost complete and so, it will be difficult to tinker with the date of the game.

The association was expecting a positive intervention from the government into the matter by Wednesday night, but there was no concrete development. Instead, it was decided that there would be a meeting between the police and the CAB brass at Lalbazar on Thursday afternoon to solve the problem.

The CAB, however, remains hopeful. “We are hopeful that something positive will come out of Thursday’s meeting. We pledge full co-operation to the police in security issues. It will be heartbreak for thousands of fans if the match is not held at the Eden. So, we expect that Calcutta police will understand the issue,” feels treasurer Biswarup Dey.