Fans were not allowed in the first match of IND vs WI T20 series

IND vs WI: After winning a clean sweep in the 3-match ODI series, Team India now has to play a 3-match T20 series against the West Indies. All three matches of the series will be played at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In view of the Corona crisis, like the IND vs WI ODI series, in the first match of the T20 series also, spectators have not been allowed inside the stadium. While it is expected that the BCCI will reconsider its decision for the second and third matches.

Spectators can be allowed in the second and third matches

On the eve of the first match of the T20 series between India and West Indies (IND vs WI), Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmia said that the Cricket Association of Bengal has decided to allow spectators in the remaining matches. BCCI has been requested again for the same. He said that after getting the information from the board, the CAB will inform all its stakeholders about this.

Let us tell you that in the first T20 match, only 200 people have been allowed inside the stadium. Including match representatives and sponsors representatives. Dalmiya said that the BCCI has allowed opening of only the upper ‘tier’ and guest boxes for sponsors and match representatives.

The state government had given a discount of up to 75%

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The state government of Bengal had allowed 75% of the spectators to go to the stadium to watch the match for the IND vs WI T20 series. But BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that he will not allow spectators in view of prioritizing the safety of the board.

Dalmiya then urged the board to allow fans. Last year, when the T20 match between India and New Zealand was played at this ground, 70% of the spectators were allowed even then.