The Bengal Cricket Association will inoculate the COVID-19 vaccine on members of its committee, staff and field at Eden Gardens on Friday before a host IPL matches here from May 9.
The state government has approved the application from CAB and AMRI after a proper evaluation process, including a site visit, as it hopes to give the first blow to everyone at CAB in the age group over 45.
“The site has been found to be suitable for vaccination with all the necessary HR and logistical support from AMRI Hospitals Ltd,” Jolie Chaudhuri, the joint secretary, urban development and municipal affairs department, said in a letter to UBA.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is our best protection against this virus at the moment.”
The letter goes on to say that “CAB and its COVID working group are concluding appropriate arrangements in the Eden Gardens with the support of AMRI Hospital to ensure that 100% of eligible commission members, staff and CAB people can be vaccinated. first instance on Friday IPL matches are planned to be held here soon. “
Eden Gardens will host 10 IPL matches, starting with a clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 9.
The 14th edition of the IPL is this time held in a caravan format, with none of the eight teams playing at home.