INDvsWI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will allow approximately 20,000 odd spectators to watch the live-action between India and West Indies in the final T20I. To add to this, the BCCI have made sure that the tickets of the match won’t be given to the general public, but to the office bearers and affiliates members of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
In regards to the same, the Indian cricket board has written an email to CAB chief Avishek Dalmia.
It is worth noting that earlier, the BCCI completely banned the entry of the fans and scheduled all the T20I matches behind closed doors. However, on special requests made by CAB officials, the doors have been kept open for the complimentary ticket holders.
“As discussed with other office bearers, as per your request, you can open up for the last T20 match against West Indies at Eden,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wrote in an e-mail to CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya.
Dalmia, CAB chief, has thanked the cricket board for considering their requests.
“We are extremely thankful to the BCCI for their kind consideration. This consent of the Board would help CAB meet its obligations to Life Associate, Annual and honorary members for the 20th February match,” Dalmiya said.
The West Bengal Government have allowed the attendance of 70 per cent of fans in the stadiums for all the outdoor and indoor sports activities. Despite getting a green signal from the state government, the BCCI has kept the stadium doors shut to ensure that players’ safety is not compromised at any level.
For the first two T20I matches, the BCCI has only allowed the people from its official partners to witness the live-action. A little above 2000 people were seen in the corporate boxes and in the upper tier of Dr BC Roy Club House during the 1st T20I.
Team India hammered West Indies in the opening T20I match, last night, by six wickets. Keeping its winning run going, India registered an encouraging win in the iconic cricket ground, Eden Gardens.
The second T20I will commence on 18th February while the final T20I is slated to begin on 20th February in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.