Fire Breaks Out At Eden Gardens Ahead Of World Cup 2023
A fire broke out at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Stadium, a famous cricket venue, during ongoing renovations for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The incident occurred at night due to a short circuit in one of the dressing rooms.
Thankfully, no casualties were reported, but the players’ belongings in the affected room were destroyed. The fire was brought under control with the help of fire engines.
The stadium, known for hosting important cricket matches, is undergoing significant changes to prepare for the World Cup, with a deadline of September 15 for completion.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had recently inspected the venue and expressed satisfaction with the progress.
The fire is believed to have started due to a short circuit, and an investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause.
Despite the incident, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is determined to ensure the stadium is ready in time for the tournament.
The stadium’s capacity is around 65,000, and it is set to host significant matches, including a possible India vs. Pakistan semi-final clash.
The ICC team had visited India to inspect the venues for the World Cup, and Eden Gardens was among them.
The stadium will host five matches during the tournament, and it’s particularly important for Indian cricket fans, given the team’s strong following.
The venue is scheduled to host its first World Cup match on October 28, with marquee games like India vs. South Africa on November 5.
Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium is known for its well-managed preparation of major sporting events. But unfortunately, this time the stadium faced a minor accident.
Despite the setback, the management is making efforts to ensure the stadium is safe, functional, and ready to host matches during the ICC ODI World Cup.