Kolkata’s popular Eden Gardens Stadium, the wall of the stadium’s outer perimeter collapsed on Thursday, just two days before the 28th match of the World Cup between Bangladesh and the Netherlands, causing concerns for the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and the BCCI.
According to reports, the wall collapsed due to a collision with an earthmoving machine. This incident comes at a time when the first match of the World Cup at Eden Gardens is set to begin in just two days. It’s worth noting that five matches of the World Cup 2023 are scheduled to be played on this historic ground in Kolkata.
Officials of the Cricket Association of Bengal have stated that efforts are underway to quickly repair the damaged portion of the ground. The section of the wall that collapsed is located near the lighting towers of the stadium, between gates 3 and 4.
In October, the Bangladesh team is scheduled to play two matches at Eden Gardens. The first match will be played on October 28 between Bangladesh and the Netherlands, while the second match will take place on October 31 between Bangladesh and Pakistan. Following that, on November 5, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens will host India’s match against South Africa, which is expected to be a highly anticipated contest. On November 11, the fourth World Cup match at this venue will be held between England and Pakistan. Finally, on November 16, the fifth World Cup match at Eden Gardens, which is also the semifinal, will be played. The situation is being closely monitored, and repairs are being expedited to ensure the matches proceed as planned.