Eden Gardens fire: CAB president Snehasish Ganguly rules out sabotage angle, claims only cables were burnt
Eden Gardens fire: After the amended schedule for the Cricket World Cup 2023 was revealed on Wednesday, India's historic Cricket Stadium caught fire.
The venue would be one of ten venues hosting the cricket spectacle in October and November. It is being renovated in order to be fully prepared for the event.
On Wednesday, one of the rooms at the venue caught fire while being renovated. The CAB President spoke up about the situation, ruling out any sabotage theory. "A fire started last night at 11:50 p.m.
People working here noticed smoke and then the fire. Two fire tenders were dispatched immediately, and the flames were quickly extinguished. The dressing room was not damaged in any way.
Only a few cables were destroyed. But there is no sabotage angle," Ganguly told the press.
Notably, Eden Gardens is one of the venues being renovated in preparation for the World Cup in India. When the ODI World Cup was last held in India in 2011, the venue was set to host four matches. However, one of the matches was rescheduled because it did not meet the ICC's time restrictions.
Eden Gardens will host five World Cup 2023 matches.
Meanwhile, the stadium will host five World Cup matches in 2023. However, Kolkata, like the other locations, will not host a game in the early stages of the competition.
The opening game is planned for October 28 between Bangladesh and the Netherlands. Pakistan will play Bangladesh on October 31st, following by India's huge game against South Africa on November 5th. On November 11, it will host a league game between England and Pakistan, followed by the second semifinal on November 16.