Kolkata, Jan 30 (Jagran News Network): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has stepped in the Eden Garden issue and said on Sunday that he will talk to ICC president Sharad Pawar on the issue.

Backing the extension of deadline of completion of work at Eden Gardens, Pranab added that he met CAB’s president Jagmohan Dalmiya and the issue will be resolved soon.

The ICC has extended the deadline for three games and has maintained that there will be no change in India-England match.

Meanwhile, ICC president Sharad Pawar on Saturday night responded to West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's plea to bring back the India-England World Cup match shifted from the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

"A little ray of hope is found at the end of tunnel for the match to be brought back at the Eden Gardens," the state's Sports Minister Kanti Ganguly said.

The Sports Minister said the Chief Minister's intervention to return the India-England World Cup match, already shifted due to unpreparedness at the Eden Gardens by the ICC scheduled for February 27, had found a "positive response".

"Now it is a challenge for CAB to fully prepare the infrastructure at the Eden Gardens. The state government is ready to extend all cooperation to CAB in this regard," he said.

"We will come to know by tomorrow afternoon when the ICC president Pawar will give us appointment to submit our views before him," Kanti Ganguly said.