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Dec 23, 2010 at 02:12pm IST

Wankhede far from ready for the ICC World Cup

New Delhi: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, which is scheduled to host the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup, seems to be heading the Commonwealth Games way. With less than two months to go for cricket's quadrennial extravaganza, the stadium looks far from ready.

An ICC team recently visited various venues in India to assess the preparation work. Wankhede Stadium was earlier set a deadline of November 30 to complete all work. The new deadline set is January 15 and Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials insist that work is as per schedule.

But one look at the work in progress and it seems foolhardy to believe that the deadline will be met. While MCA officials have done their level best to guard the stadium from the media's lens, in.com has exclusive pictures of the construction activity.

Wankhede far from ready for the ICC World Cup

Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium seems to be heading the Commonwealth Games way.

Parts of the outfield are in a mess, some of the stands are incomplete and debris is strewn all over the place. Chances are, Wankhede will lose the right to host the final and DY Patil, which has reportedly been put as standby, will stage the event instead.

In pics: State of Wankhede Stadium

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