Sourav Ganguly ready to hand over Eden Gardens for quarantine facility
The BCCI problem is ready to co-operate with the Indian government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated - Mar 25, 2020 12:54 pm
Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has showed his keenness to co-operate with the government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The former Indian cricketer has said that he was ready to offer the iconic Eden Gardens for quarantine activity. In the country, the COVID-19 cases have exceeded 500 with the death tolls going up to 10.
On Tuesday, March 24, Narendra Modi, the Honourable Prime Minister of India, announced that the country would be in a lockdown for the next 21 days until April 14. The situation has created a significant amount of panic, but Modi asked to not get overawed by the situation and follow the directives. Ganguly stated that he will try and contribute in whatever way possible in crisis.
Sourav Ganguly ready to co-operate
“If government asks us, we will certainly hand over the facility. Anything that is need of the hour, we will do it. There is absolutely no problem,” Ganguly was quoted as saying in India Today.
Before the announcement from PM Modi, the West Bengal government announced a lockdown in the state amidst the carnage of the coronavirus crisis. Ganguly also gave a glimpse of the deserted roads in Kolkata.
Ganguly took to Twitter and uploaded four pictures to show the state of Kolkata. He captioned the pictures and wrote, “Never thought would see my city like this .. stay safe .. this will change soon for the better …love and affection to all…,”
Here is Ganguly’s tweet
Never thought would see my city like this .. stay safe .. this will change soon for the better …love and affection to all .. pic.twitter.com/hrcW8CYxqn
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 24, 2020
Earlier, the Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) lent its helping hand as well. It offered the dormitory in its Tutipet campus for quarantine activity for the affected in Pondicherry. At the present point in time, Maharashtra has mostly bore the brunt of the deadly virus. The likes of Kerala, Karnataka have had to suffer quite a bit as well.
The coronavirus has affected more than 168 countries/regions and more than 4,22,000 people have been affected. The death tolls have gone above 18,000. China, Italy, Iran and Spain are the worst-hit countries. The pandemic has also led to a number of cricket activities getting either postponed or suspended.