March 19, 2011

World Cup 2011

All is well, even as light tower fails


The concerns over the World Cup stadia never seem to fully blow over. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which will host the World Cup final on April 2, had a power failure in one of its light towers during Friday’s New Zealand-Sri Lanka tie. On the upside, the incident was barely noticed by the players, as the malfunctioning tower was made redundant by the other artificial light sources available.

The tower’s generator had failed, according to Mumbai Cricket Association secretary Lalchand Rajput. “But the lights were back in seven minutes or so, after switching to an alternative power source,” he said. “We have an arrangement such that there is enough illumination to continue the game even if such an accident occurs.” Well done.


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