IND vs WI: The three-match T20 series between India and the West Indies will also take place without spectators. This was announced by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
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IND vs WI: The three-match T20 series between India and the West Indies will also take place without spectators. This was announced by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. The three-T20 series will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. The Bengal government relaxed the corona rules and allowed 75 per cent spectator attendance at the stadium. But the Indian Cricket Board did not allow the spectators. The previous ODI series will also be without spectators. The ODI series will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Sourav Ganguly on the question of audience entry in Kolkata ‘I say on the record. No spectators allowed in the Eden Gardens for three T20 matches. Not selling tickets to the public. Only Bengal Cricket Association officials and representatives of various units are allowed inside the stadium. The health of the players cannot be compromised by allowing spectators at a time like this. Tickets cannot be sold despite the permission of the Government of Bengal. The BCCI does not want to risk the health of the players.
T20 series from February 16
The T20 series between India and the West Indies starts on February 16. Prior to this, matches will be played in the ODI series from February 6 to 11. Already the West Indies team has reached India. At the same time, Indian players also arrived in Ahmedabad and started practice. However, corona cases have been reported in Team India. Not only the three players but also the support staff were affected by the corona.
Shikhar Dhawan, Rituraj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer are among the players who have been identified as corona positive. Along with them, fast bowler Navdeep Saini and fielding coach T Dilip are also positive. However, the BCCI has not made any changes to the series schedule. Mayank Agarwal, Ishant Kishan and others came in to replace them after the Corona cases came out.