Electricity went out at the Sylhet Cricket Stadium at 4:00pm yesterday when the day's first match of the ICC World T20 between Ireland and Zimbabwe was in progress. As a result, thousands of spectators in the stadium could not see the giant-screen for about half an hour as the power supply remained suspended. Electricity supply to the media centre also remained suspended at that time.
Contacted, the chief engineer of PDB's Sylhet region Md. Solaiman told this correspondent that the main supply was alright and undisrupted as special measures were taken for the international tournament in Sylhet. However, the official said that the trouble occurred because of an internal fault in stadium's wiring. The miniature circuit breaker (MCB) at the media centre was at work due to poor internal wiring.
A letter was sent to the general secretary of the Sylhet Divisional Sports Association Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, who is also a BCB director, last week with a request to check out the internal wiring.
In reply, the PDB sent another letter to the BCB director on March 16 for repairing the line as the capacitor bank on the transformer of the stadium caught fire on March 15 evening, the official added.
However, Shafiul Alam informed this correspondent, the trouble was a technical fault and it happened due to a sudden short circuit. It was repaired soon after, he added, the PDB supply was alright.