Eden Gardens to provide shelter to ground staff during Cyclone Yaas

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| May 25, 7:28 AM

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Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium will serve as the shelter for the ground staff as the approaching cyclone Yaas strikes the city. The Cricket Association of Bengal made the announcement on Monday that the space under the Eden Gardens’ galleries will be used for the purpose. 

There are sports clubs and institutions that have tents in Maidan and come under a highly vulnerable zone. 

"There are many sports clubs and institutions which have their tents in the Maidan which could be vulnerable and prone to high risk due to the cyclonic activity,” a release from CAB said.

"Therefore as a precautionary measure, the CAB has decided to make a shelter arrangement along with provision for food and other amenities in the under galleries of Eden Gardens from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning," the statement added. 

The cyclone is expected to hit Kolkata on Wednesday evening with a wind speed of 150kph-plus which might result in heavy rainfall for the next few days in the city. 

The office bearers have therefore decided to make the arrangements including the provision of food and other requirements from May 25th to 28th morning. 

“Groundsmen form an integral part of our system and we must ensure their safety in this hour of crisis,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.


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