IPL 2012: Kolkata Police unaware of plans to install giant screens for KKR-PWI clash

People of Kolkata are eagerly awaiting to see Sourav Ganguly lead Pune Warriors India against Kolkata Knight Riders Getty images

Kolkata: May 3, 2012

The Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) plan to install giant screens across the city for the sold-out IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors has run into rough weather with the police feigning ignorance about any such development.

The match is already sold out, leaving thousands of cricket enthusiasts heartbroken. Keeping in mind the marquee IPL clash with Kolkata’s favourite local boy Sourav Ganguly leading the Warriors, CAB has planned to install giant screens at hotspots like Gariahat, Sealdah, College Street, Kankurgachi, Salt Lake and even in the neighbouring Howrah district.

However, Joint Commissioner of Police (HQ) Jawed Shamim today told PTI that they have not received any proposal from the CAB as yet.

“The CAB has not given us any proposal regarding that. If they come up with a proposal with technical feasibility, then we can discuss the issue,” said Shamim.

He, meanwhile, pointed out a glitch in CAB’s plan.

“The match will start at 4pm. I doubt whether it would be visible in the daylight glare,” he said. (PTI)