The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) headquarter closed down for a week following positive Covid-19 test to non-permanent staff of the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium, Indian media reports said today.
"Chandan Das, who works in the civil engineering department on a temporary basis, has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday CAB president Avishek Dalmiya was quoted as saying in a statement by Hindustan Times.
"He is at present admitted at Charnock Hospital. Even though he had not come to CAB for a week, on the advice of eminent doctors in the Medical Committee, we have asked all to refrain from visiting the CAB office for the next seven days and during this period, extensive sanitizing will take place keeping all safety protocols in mind.
"Incidentally CAB has not opened formally and has been working sporadically with a skeleton staff essentially to meet certain statutory compliances and for clearing dues to various stakeholders," Dalmiya added.
Kolkata had registered a record 242 cases on Saturday. The CAB had scrapped all domestic matches this season due to the surge in cornavirus cases and like Bangladesh, the cricketers have not yet returned to training.