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Eden Gardens closed after worker tests positive for coronavirus


The decision has been taken to close the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata for the next seven days after an official of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is infected with coronavirus.

Eden Gardens closed after worker tests positive for coronavirus

The stadium, known as ‘Lord’s of Asia’, will be closed at this time. Besides, the question has also been raised about keeping the CAB office closed for 7 days instead of 14 days.

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Asked about this to CAB president Avishek Dalmiya, he told the media,

“Chandan Das, who works in the civil engineering department on a temporary basis, has tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

“He is at present admitted at Charnock Hospital. Even though he had not come to CAB for a week, on the advice of eminent doctors in the Medical Committee, we have asked all to refrain from visiting the CAB office for the next seven days and during this period, extensive sanitizing will take place keeping all safety protocols in mind.

“Incidentally CAB has not opened formally and has been working sporadically with a skeleton staff essentially to meet certain statutory compliances and for clearing dues to various stakeholders,” Dalmiya added.

According to the CAB, work has been carried out in the office while maintaining social distance as per the instructions of the doctors. An official’s coronavirus was caught and a clean-up operation will now be carried out at the CAB during this holiday. CAB has canceled all games this season due to coronavirus. As the coronavirus situation in India has not improved, cricketers are unlikely to start training now.

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