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Indian migrant worker dies after leaving Qatar World Cup venue

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of The new Khalifa International Stadium Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup
Eleena Tovar | 20 May, 2017, 06:24

"An urgent rethink is needed to prevent labour abuse becoming the legacy of the 2022 World Cup".

According to the report, their partnership with a university to improve nutrition amongst workers is also a step towards ensuring their well-being.

"We are pleased to announce that Khalifa International Stadium will host the final of the 2017 Emir Cup between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd on Friday evening", said Qatar FA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani.

More should be done to find out whether these deaths are related to working conditions, rights groups have argued.

The scene of many of Qatar's greatest sporting moments, including its 1992 Gulf Cup victory, the stadium is also scheduled to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Kumar died of cardiac arrest later in the hospital. Three other workers from India died during the last 18 months, according to a 2016 report by Qatar's World Cup organising body.

James Lynch, who is the deputy director of Amnesty International's global issues programme, said: "It's a year since Amnesty International exposed the exploitation of migrant workers who helped to build the Khalifa Stadium, but abuses on Qatar 2022 sites have continued".

A year ago too, Amnesty International had exposed the systemic abuse of migrant labor deployed for the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium.

Many of those interviewed revealed they were heavily in debt after paying large recruitment fees, while others had their passports confiscated and some were subjected to forced labour.

The rights group on Friday (19 May) said conditions of migrants living in squalid condition and working without proper access to food and water, or shelter from the sun, still continue.

Denying claims that heart attacks amongst their workers are a common occurrence, Qatar's government have said that they are in the process of implementing labour reforms and have hired a British consulting firm in an effort to increase transparency by assessing the working conditions in the stadium.

The Middle Eastern nation have rebuilt the stadium in Doha, which was first opened in 1976, from the ground up.

One of the main features of the new "Khalifa" is the cooling system now stadium the year round will not hot - about 26 degrees.