The three-match T20 series between India and West Indies will be played at the Eden Gardens, the first match of which will be played on Thursday.
T20 series will be played at Eden Gardens
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India and West Indies (India vs West Indies) The series of three T20 matches is starting from Wednesday. All the matches of the series are being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. However, now in the T20 series, the fans are getting to see their players live and in the last match of the series, its number will be much higher. BCCI (BCCI) Cricket Association of Bengal (Cricket Association of Bengal) Appeal accepted. Earlier, in the ODI series between the two countries, fans were not allowed to enter the stadium.
Cricket Association of Bengal President Abhishek Dalmiya had requested the BCCI to allow fans to sit in the upper block at the Eden Gardens stadium during the T20I series. Initially only 2000 people were allowed in the stadium but now BCCI has accepted the CAB’s appeal. The BCCI has given permission to the Cricket Association of Bengal by writing an email.
BCCI gave permission by writing an email
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly emailed CAB President Abhishek Dalmiya and wrote, ‘We discussed your appeal and decided that you can call additional fans to the stadium in addition to the last T20.’ In Kolkata, there has been a decline in the cases of corona in the recent past, after which this decision has been taken. On Wednesday, only 133 corona cases were found in the entire state and that is why the BCCI has given this permission.
Only 2000 people will be present in the first match which includes match representatives and representatives of sponsors. The BCCI had earlier allowed the opening of only the upper ‘tier’ and guest boxes for sponsors and match representatives only. Earlier, Dalmiya had expressed hope that spectators would be present in these matches as the state government had allowed the attendance of 75 percent of the stadium’s capacity. His appeal has now been sought by the BCCI. In November last year, 70 percent of the spectators were allowed in the T20 match between India and New Zealand.
T20 series will be thrilling between India and West Indies
In the T20 series to be played between India and West Indies, Rishabh Pant has been made the vice-captain of the Indian T20 team in the absence of KL Rahul. Kuldeep Yadav has been included in place of injured Washington Sundar. The selection of the playing XI for the first match is going to be a headache for the Indian captain Rohit and the team management, as all are in their excellent form. West Indies’ challenge will not be easy for Team India.
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