CAB to conduct Covid vaccination drive ahead of Kolkata leg of IPL | Cricket News


2021-04-29 10:27:20

KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will inoculate Covid-19 vaccine to its committee members, staff and the ground staff at Eden Gardens on Friday ahead of hosting the IPL matches here from May 9.
The State Government has accorded its permission to the application made by CAB and AMRI Hospitals after proper evaluation process, including a site visit, as it hopes to give the first jab to everyone at CAB in the 45-plus age-group.
“The site has been found to be suitable for conduct of vaccination with all necessary HR and logistical support from AMRI Hospitals Ltd,” Joly Chaudhuri, joint secretary of the urban development and municipal affairs department, said in a letter to the CAB.
“Covid-19 vaccine is our best defence against this virus at the moment.”
The letter further said, “CAB and its COVID Task Force are making proper arrangements at Eden Gardens, with support from AMRI Hospital, to ensure 100 per cent of eligible committee members, staff and CAB groundsmen are able to get vaccinated at the first instance on Friday because IPL matches are scheduled to be held here shortly.”
Eden Gardens will host 10 matches of the IPL beginning with a clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 9.
The 14th edition of the IPL is being held in a caravan format this time with none of the eights teams playing at their home venues.



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