Assam Cricket Association offers to convert Barsapara Stadium premises into quarantine centres

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Following the gesture of the Bengal Cricket Association, the Assam Cricket Association has offered to convert its Barsapara Stadium facilities into coronavirus quarantine centers.

Assam Cricket Association on Thursday offered to convert its Barsapara stadium facilities into Covid-19 quarantine centers (PTI)

HIGHLIGHT

  • ACA will provide all possible support to the state government to combat the new coronavirus
  • Sourav Ganguly to donate Rs 50 lakh for rice to those in need
  • Previously, Ganguly had offered facilities in Eden Gardens to the West Bengal government

The Assam Cricket Association offered on Thursday to convert its Barsapara stadium facilities into quarantine centers as the state government prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Although Assam has yet to report a positive case of coronavirus, the state government is not taking any chances, asking its people to strictly follow the 21-day shutdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

"In view of the emerging situation arising due to the new coronavirus (Covid-19 pandemic), the president of the Assam Cricket Association, Romen Dutta, and the secretary Devajit Saikia, on behalf of the state body, have decided to offer the Barsapara Stadium and its facilities to the Assam government for establishing a temporary hospital and a quarantine center, "Saikia said in a statement.

"ACA will provide all possible support to the state government to combat the new coronavirus outbreak during this critical juncture."

On Tuesday, former Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) president and current BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly offered the Eden Gardens indoor facility and gamer dormitory to the West Bengal government to create a temporary medical facility to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

"If the government asks us, we will certainly hand over the facility. Whatever is required of the hour, we will do it. There is absolutely no problem," Pang quoted Ganguly as saying.

The pandemic so far has claimed 13 lives in the country and infects nearly 650 people.

Globally, it has resulted in more than 22,000 deaths while infecting thousands of people.

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