The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Friday allowed Kolkata police to use under galleries of Eden Gardens cricket stadium as a quarantine facility for its personnel.
There was an emergent meeting held at the Kolkata Police Headquarters with senior CAB officials and it was followed by a joint inspection at the Eden Gardens.
CAB president Avishek Dalmiya and Honorary Secretary Snehasish Ganguly were present during the inspection.
It has been decided that under galleries of E, F, G and H blocks would be used to set up such facilities.
According to a statement, in case, more space is required, then J block might also be used. Such areas would be thoroughly segregated as a safety measure.
Since the administrative functioning majorly happens at Club House, adjacent blocks (B, C, D, K and L) would not be used for it, allowing the CAB to use them for conducting its activities and administrative work, the statement said.
“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 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,” Mr Dalmiya said.
The groundsmen and other staff would be shifted to the dormitories and other safer spaces in B, C, K and L blocks inside the stadium.