Gallery No 7 Of Barabati Stadium Declared Unsafe, Shut Down Temporarily

05 November 2019

Bikash Sharma

Cuttack: The seventh gallery of Barabati Stadium had to be temporarily shut down by the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) after it was declared unsafe after a regular inspection conducted on Tuesday.

The gallery was deemed unsafe after the plaster fell off at several points, said OCA Secretary Sanjay Behera. An expert team will further inspect the gallery and make the necessary repairs.

However, the stadium, built in 1995, will have its seventh gallery closed for the third ODI between India and visiting West Indies to be held on December 22. This will reduce the seating capacity of the stadium by 5000.

Sanjay Behera, Secretary, OCA