Eden Garden Suffers Minor Damage in Wake of Cyclone Amphan
The EDEN Gardens cricket ground in West Bengal, has reportedly suffered minor damages in the aftermath of the cyclone which has been causing destruction in the state for the past week. Officials from the Bengal cricket association have commented that “the stadium did not take too much damage and that they will take the help of a structural engineer to assess the situation”.
The Eden Gardens is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in the country, it has been the venue for several memorable moments for both Indian as well as international cricket. The venue has hosted two World Cup finals, on in 1987 and another in 2016 when it hosted the final of the T20 World Cup, it was also the venue where the first-ever pink ball Test was played in India.
Speaking on the extent of damage suffered by the stadium, officials from the board commented that “the manual scoreboard requires some repair work and the fiber sheets that covered the G and H blocks of the stadium have also been damaged”, finally the glass panes that covered the corporate panels also need to be replaced, before the stadium starts operations again.