Eden Gardens may lose day-night matches in IPL 3

Eden Gardens may lose day-night matches of the Indian Premier League 3 after play in the fourth One-dayer between India and Sri Lanka was disrupted for 26 minutes, sources said.

A seven-member panel has been formed to look into the floodlight issue at the Eden Gardens.

Kolkata police have meanwhile informed that they will not allow day-night matches at the stadium if the floodlight problem is not sorted out.

In the fourth One-dayer between India and Sri Lanka was disrupted for 26 minutes after lights of one of the four floodlight towers at the Eden Gardens went off during the Sri Lankan innings.

Sri Lanka were 307 for six in 49.2 overs (5.58 pm) when the floodlight tower at the High Court end went off, halting play.

A spokesman of the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) said that it was not their fault and power supply was uninterrupted.

“There was no problem on our end. The power supply was not disrupted even for a second. The bulbs in the tower developed a snag and it is a maintenance problem,” the spokesman said.

This was the second such occasion when play had to be stopped here due to floodlight failure – the first was an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers.

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