Board is not happy with the UPCA

Kanpur: The Green Park stadium could lose its right to host the third Test between India and Australia, starting March 14 next year. It was learnt that the BCCI is unhappy with the slow progress of the renovation work at the ground and has set a January 2013 deadline for the UPCA to complete the work.

BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty and Suru Nayak, cricket operations manager, on Saturday inspected the stadium and expressed their displeasure over the tardy nature of work being done by the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA).

The UPCA officials, however, have managed to convince the two officials and assured them that the ongoing work would be completed before the first week of January. Shetty was clearly unhappy with the players' dressing room and dining hall, which are in a dilapidated state and also discussed issues related to accommodation of match officials.

There were also concerns related to the renovation of the pavilion block and spectators stands while a heap of debris could be seen lying unattended outside the stadium.

(PTI)

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