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Eden spared from Amphan's wrath

23rd May 2020
Cyclone Amphan spared Eden Gardens though the iconic stadium has suffered some minor damages.
“Looking at the disaster that has taken place, it's natural for some damage to have occurred. But, prima facie, we don’t think there’s any major damage to the Eden. That said we cannot take any chances," CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said.
“We will consult our structural engineer to look into the issues. If needed, we will implement whatever suggestion we get from the structural engineer," he added.
Elaborating on the areas that need repair, he said: “The manual scoreboard (at D block) has to be looked into. Besides, few fibre sheets above blocks G and H also need minor repairs, while glass panes of two of the corporate boxes need to be replaced.
The structural engineer will inspect the venue and submit a detailed report. Majority of the issues should be sorted very shortly, the CAB President said.
While the CAB administration is already on restoration mode with stock taking underway as it wants repair job to be over in the next few weeks, the pitch and the outfield areas remained totally unaffected from the storm.

Arindam Basu