Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly at the Eden Gardens. (Photo: Twitter)

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Friday allowed the Kolkata Police to make use of under galleries of Eden Gardens for makeshift quarantine facility for police personnel.

A meeting at Kolkata Police Headquarter, Lal Bazaar, took place at the Chamber of Special Commissioner Jawed Shamim. CAB President Avishek Dalmiya attended the meeting too as the authorities discussed on using the iconic stadium’s facilities.

Following the meeting, the Kolkata Police visited the Eden Gardens. Avishek Dalmiya and Honorary Secretary Snehasish Ganguly were present during the visit too. The authorities have decided to use the under galleries of E, F, G and H blocks to set up such facilities. In case, if more space is required, then J block might also be used. Such areas would be thoroughly segregated as a safety measure.

Eden Gardens, Curator, Relief Fund
Eden Gardens (Credits: Twitter)

The blocks (B,C,D, K and L) will not be used since they are adjacent to the Club House which is used for administration functions by the CAB. In a statement, Dalmiya made it clear that the CAB is ready to support the Covid-19 warriors while also stating that the association would ensure the area used for cricket and administrative work do not get affected.

“It is our duty to help and support the administration in this hour of crisis. The quarantine facility would be used for police personnel who are COVID-19 warriors. The under galleries which would be used at E, F, G, H and J blocks would be properly segregated and secured from the balance areas. The arrangement agreed between Kolkata Police and CAB would ensure that areas used for cricket and administrative Activities remain unaffected,” Dalmiya said in a statement.

The groundsmen and other staffs would be shifted to the dormitories and other safer spaces in B, C, K and L blocks inside the stadium. The Coronavirus situation is showing little signs of improvement in the country. The cases are rising at an alarming rate,

CAB Allows Kolkata Police To Use Eden Gardens As COVID-19 Quarantine Facility

The Covid-19 tally in the country on Friday inched closer towards the eight lakh mark after 26,507 fresh cases were reported within a span of 24 hours, taking the total to 7,93,802. The number of fatalities stood at 21,604, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India is the third worst-hit nation, behind only the United States and Brazil.

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