The government of West Bengal on Monday allowed 75 per cent spectators to attend the three-match T20I series against the West Indies played at Eden Gardens on 16 February. will be allowed at 75 percent of the venue’s capacity,” meaning a crowd of about 50,000 can be expected.
The Kieron Pollard-led West Indies will play three ODIs in Ahmedabad from February 6 before coming to Kolkata for the T20I stage.
“We are grateful to the Honorable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Secretary and Government of West Bengal for announcing the resumption of sports activities and for allowing 75 percent of the spectator capacity back to the stadium,” said CAB Chairman Avishek Dalmiya in a statement. a statement.
“We feel it will give new life to the state’s athletes.” The CAB last hosted a T20I match against New Zealand in November last year in a bio-secure environment with a 70 percent turnout.
“This time again, CAB is confident that it will be able to successfully host the three T20Is in a similar manner,” added Dalmiya.
According to the original match, West Indies would play three ODIs in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata and three T20Is in Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram.
ut due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, the BCCI has decided to hold the white ball series in two locations in Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
CAB also looks forward to resuming local cricket tournaments under COVID-19 protocols at the earliest.
In fact, CAB has taken proactive steps to vaccinate all players over the age of 15 who would participate in the CAB competitions.
The CAB had recently organized an on-site vaccination camp in Eden Gardens, where the first doses of vaccines were given to players between the ages of 15 and 18.
The CAB is now doing its best to organize another camp so that such players can also use the second doses before the competition starts.
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