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INDvsWI three T20Is to be held behind closed doors, confirm Sourav Ganguly: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, Sourav Ganguly on Friday confirmed that the upcoming three matches T20I series between India and West Indies will also be held behind closed doors. India and West Indies will lock horns in three matches T20I series in Kolkata, starting February 16.

Despite the permission granted for 75 per cent of fans by the West Bengal government for all the outdoor and indoor sports activities, the BCCI wants to host the matches in a completely controlled environment.

The move has been taken to ensure players safety amid the rising concerns of the Covid-19.

“Let me put this on record. We are not allowing spectators at the Eden Gardens for the three T20 Internationals. There will not be any tickets for general public. The only people allowed are CAB officials and representatives of the various units.” Ganguly was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Ganguly further added that the cricket board doesn’t want to risk players life by allowing spectators.

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“In these times, we can’t risk the health of the players by allowing spectators. No tickets for the stands of Life or Associate members will be issued. Obviously, we have the clearance of the West Bengal government but BCCI doesn’t want to risk the health safety of players.” he added 

It must be noted that the three matches ODI series between India and West Indies is also slated to be held behind closed doors in Ahmedabad

Unfortunately, eight members of the Indian contingent have already tested covid positive for the dreaded virus. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer are undergoing their isolation period after they returned covid positive on Wednesday.

The ODI series will go as per the schedule, despite a few covid positive cases. Rohit Sharma led India will take on Kieron Pollard led West Indies on 6th February in Ahmedadbad’s Narendra Modi Stadium to embark on the three matches ODI series.

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