CAB announces payroll boost for Eden Gardens’ groundsmen

The Eden Gardens groundsmen, who had threatened to commit suicide over payment issues about 10 years ago, will now be brought under payroll, the Cricket Association of Bengal said on Monday.

The decision was announced by the CAB a day after the Eden Gardens was adjudged the best ground in IPL 11 closing ceremony.   -  K.R. DEEPAK

The Cricket Association of Bengal on Monday decided to bring the groundsmen of the Eden Gardens under its payroll.The iconic ground was on Sunday adjudged the best ground of Indian Premier League this season.

"Taking their performances into consideration, the association has approved to take them under the payroll as per the norms," CAB joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.

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"For a long time, they had put forward requests to make them permanent. Of course, they have made us proud," he added.

The CAB will also include the groundsmen employed at the Jadavpur University Second Campus ground and the security personnel under its payroll.