BCCI gives nod for bigger crowd at Eden Gardens for T20I finals
T20 matches are incomplete without a massive crowd going crazy over cricketers doing their best on the field.
More than any other format, the shortest format is known to attract huge crowds because of being time-constrained and good news for those fans has come from BCCI itself. The third T20 international between West Indies and India have been allowed to have a bigger crowd at the Eden Gardens.
The match is scheduled on Sunday and the BCCI has given its nod to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to host a bigger crowd at the second-largest stadium in India. The CAB had reportedly requested the cricket body to allow spectators in the upper blocks of all stands at the Edens.
The cricket board did not agree for the last two events but agreed for it for the third and final game of the series.
In an email by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya, the former said, “As discussed with another OB, as per your request, you can open up for the last T20 match against West Indies at Eden.”
The first two matches did not completely ban crowds as some of them were seen in the hospitality area and the Club House upper tier on Wednesday and Friday last week. As for the ODI series in Ahmedabad ahead of the T20, all three matches were played behind closed doors. West Bengal may have considered giving a green signal to the crowd as it has been steadily witnessing a dip in the number of Covid-19 cases. As per reports, merely 133 new Covid cases were reported in the state on February 15.