In a great humanitarian gesture, Sourav Ganguly has offered the legendary Eden Gardens as a quarantine facility to the government. The Covid-19 has brought the economic and sporting activity in the country to a complete standstill.
The Eden Gardens is referred to by many as the home of Indian cricket and with no cricketing activity happening around the globe, Dada thought of utilising the facility in these extreme circumstances. Be it promoting Virender Sehwag to a test opener, persuade Rahul Dravid to keep in ODIs or this latest move, coming up with out of the the box solutions has been a hallmark of the prince of Kolkata.
The Eden Gardens will be ready to open its indoor facility and the players dormitory to the Bengal government, for them to create a temporary medical facility to combat the novel Coronavirus. The BCCI president while speaking to the media, backed the Prime Minster’s decision of a complete lockdown in the country for 21 days and stated that it was the need of the hour. He however, remained tight-lipped about the IPL 2020 and said that the situation still hasn’t changed for the better. It does look highly unlikely that the IPL can start from 15th April.