CRICKET: Clearly having not learned their lesson from the Commonwealth Games, India’s shambolic approach to major events continued last week with the decision to switch venues for one of England’s games at the World Cup due to health and safety concerns.

The 27 February showdown with India was moved to Bangalore on Monday because the original venue, at  Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens, isn’t going to be ready in time.

Unsurprisingly, the Barmy Army are a bit pissed off. “People are absolutely fuming,” Paul Burnham, co-founder of the fans’ group, told the BBC.

“They’d bought tickets, booked flights and accommodation and now it has been pulled last minute.”