KOLKATA: Two days before the first of five World Cup matches scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens gets underway, a section of the stadium’s exterior wall collapsed after an earth-moving machine bumped into it.
Authorities of Cricket Association of Bengal, however, said the collapse had happened during renovation work and efforts are on to repair the damaged portion at the earliest.
On Saturday, the Netherlands will take on Bangladesh, followed by the Pakistan vs Bangladesh match on Tuesday. India will play South Africa on November 5. On November 11, England will play Pakistan. A semi-final match is also scheduled at Eden Gardens on November 16.
The portion of the wall that collapsed lies between gates 3 and 4, and perilously close to one of the floodlight towers at the stadium.
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