Construction worker injured at Eden after scuffle

Updated: Feb 01, 2011, 22:42 PM IST

Kolkata: A construction worker at the Eden Gardens was seriously injured following a scuffle with a co-worker as he fell down from one of the galleries during renovation work.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) refused to comment on the incident, even as eye-witnesses said the worker was injured after falling from galleries near B and C blocks.

The workers were engaged by separate contractors, sources said.

When contacted, in-charge of stadium renovation work Chitrak Mitra refused to confirm this.

"Now, do I have to keep a tab on what is happening with the construction workers," he said.

Mitra had been busy in Mumbai for some personal work when ICC inspectors were at the Eden in their final round of visit before dropping the venue for India vs England match.

The February 27 fixture has now been shifted to Bangalore.

The fate on remaining three non-India matches in March is subject to approval by the ICC team who will again visit the venue in three phases on February 7, 14 and 22.

Meanwhile, an Army team also visited the Eden Gardens battling to be ready for the World Cup and assured all support to the CAB.

The CAB has a 15-year lease with the Indian Army who owns the Eden Gardens land.

PTI

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