Kolkata: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inspection team on Sunday gave a green signal to the Eden Gardens after inspecting the stadium and facilities here for Pakistan's One-dayer against India to be held on January 3. Happy with the facilities, PCB media manager Nadeem Sarwar said: "We are very happy with the arrangements. We spoke the the commissioner of police (R K Pachnanda) in the morning and he has assured me of a smooth conduct.
"It's a peaceful place. I don't think there will be any trouble. Sarwar led a four-member team, consisting of Ehsan Sadiq, Sohail Khan, Usman Wahla to the inspect the venue. Ten former Pakistani greats will arrive in India to witness the two Twenty20 Internationals and three-ODI series beginning on December 25 against India. Sarwar said two former Pakistan cricketers will go to each venue but they were yet to prepare the list.
The inspection team had first went to the police headquarters at the Lal Bazar before inspecting the Eden Gardens that will host the second ODI. The PCB team gave suggestions about security arrangements for the 500-odd special guests who are expected to arrive for the match.
Ten former Pakistani greats will arrive in India to witness the two Twenty20 Internationals and three-ODI series.