The former president of Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) and state cricket nominee for BCCI meetings, P Damodaran extended help to coronavirus patients by offering its dorm rooms in its cricket campus to be used for their treatment, as per the reports from The Indian Express.
In a letter written to Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Damodaran stated, “The dormitory, built for accommodating 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.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all forms of cricket were suspended by the BCCI. Domestic 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 hit.