The Cricket Association of Pondicherry has offered its dorm rooms to be used for the treatment of patients suffering from coronavirus. According to reports from The Indian Express, former president of CAP and state cricket nominee for BCCI meetings, P Damodaran offered the dorm rooms in its cricket campus to be utilized for the treatment of coronavirus patients.
In a letter written to Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Damodaran stated that the dormitory, built for accomodating for two cricket teams, was good enough to treat 30 coronavirus infected patients.
”We had built a dormitory for two cricket teams to stay comfortably i.e. 30 cricketers and dining, kitchen etc in our cricket campus in Tutipet, Pondicherry. We stopped cricketing activities due to the outbreak of coronavirus. We can offer these facilities to house up to 30 corona infected patients if need be with necessary medical tie-up through Laxmi Medical College, Pondicherry.”
BCCI inducted CAP through the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) implementing Lodha committee recommendations. On 27 October 2017, CoA granted Associate Membership to CAP.
All forms of cricket was suspended by the BCCI. In the domestic arena, tournaments such as Irani Cup, Senior Women’s One-Day Knockout, Vizzy Trophy, Senior Women’s One-Day Challenger, Women’s Under 19 One-Day knockout, Women’s Under 19 T20 League, Super League and knockout, Women’s Under 19 T20 Challenger Trophy, Women’s Under 23 knockout, Women’s Under 23 One-Day Challenger have all been affected due to the pandemic.Published 23 Mar 2020, 09:03 IST