Cuttack: Cyclone Fani has destroyed sports infrastructure worth crores of rupees in its trail of destruction in Cuttack. International level stadiums including Barabati stadium and Jawaharlal Indoor stadium have suffered severe damages due to the cyclonic storm.
As per reports, the tin and plastic roofs of the VIP and general gallery in Barabati stadium have flown away during the cyclone. Press gallery, conference room, dressing room, flood lights and other electronic devices have also suffered severe damage.
"Infrastructure worth crores was damaged during the cyclone. There is severe dearth of water and electricity. We have written to the BCCI mentioning all these issues," said, CEO, Odisha Cricket Association, Bidyut Kumar Nayak.
Similarly, the roof and glass of Cuttack's Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium were shattered while lights fitted outside the indoor stadium broke during the cyclone.
"About 28% of the infrastructure including roof, AC Plant, glass, etc have been damaged. Commissioner has already reviewed the situation with his team. All the repairing work will be done soon," said, OIC, Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Ajay Kumar Behera.