CAB sets up 7-member panel to probe floodlit issue

Angry Dalmiya constitutes 7-member panel to look into the episode

CAB sets up  7-member panel to probe floodlit issue

Jagmohan Dalmiya

Clearly embarrassed over the incident, which invoked memories of 2008 Indian Premier League when one of the towers blinked during the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers, the CAB has constituted a seven-member panel to inquire the malfunctioning of the tower. The committee will be headed by Kolkata police commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti and will look into the black-out incident.

With such occurrences becoming a common feature here in the last couple of years, Dalmiya said the association will dig deep into the matter. “It’s a worry. We have not been able to identify the problem but we will go deep into it. Since 1993, the ODI matches are being held under lights but only in the last couple of years we have been hit by such technical snags,” Dalmiya told reporters after the match on Thursday night.

Asked if he felt there was a foul play, Dalmiya said: “It is not possible to comment on this issue before getting a detailed report. We will come back on the issue very soon.”

The incident surely wasn’t a good advertisement for the Eden Gardens, which is going through a massive renovation ahead of the 2011 World Cup. The venue is scheduled to host four matches of the mega event.

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