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West Bengal govt provides nod to 75% attendance for Eden T20Is vs West Indies | Cricket Information

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KOLKATA: The West Bengal authorities on Monday allowed 75 per cent spectator attendance for the three-match T20I sequence in opposition to the West Indies to be performed at Eden Gardens, starting February 16.
As per a state authorities notification issued on Monday “all indoor and outside sports activities actions can be allowed inside 75 % of the capability of the venue” which suggests a crowd attendance of round 50,000 may be anticipated.
The Kieron Pollard-led West Indies will play three ODIs in Ahmedabad starting February 6 earlier than coming to Kolkata for the T20I leg.
“We’re grateful to the honourable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, chief secretary and Government of West Bengal for saying resumption of sporting actions in addition to for permitting 75 % of the capability of spectators again to the stadium,” CAB president Avishek Dalmiya mentioned in an announcement.
“We really feel that it’ll give a recent lease of life to the sports activities individuals of the state.”
The CAB final hosted a T20I match in opposition to New Zealand in November final 12 months in a bio-secure atmosphere with 70 per cent attendance.
“This time too, CAB is assured that will probably be in a position to efficiently host the three T20Is in opposition to the West Indies in an analogous method,” Dalmiya added.
As per the unique fixture, the West Indies have been slated to play three ODIs in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata and three T20Is in Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram.
However as a result of rising circumstances of COVID-19, the BCCI determined to carry the white ball sequence in two venues of Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
CAB can be wanting ahead to resuming native cricket tournaments on the earliest following COVID-19 protocols.
The truth is, CAB has taken proactive steps to vaccinate all of the gamers above the age of 15 years who can be collaborating within the CAB leagues.
The CAB had already organised an onsite vaccination camp at Eden Gardens not too long ago the place first doses of vaccines got to gamers within the age bracket of 15 to 18.
The CAB is now making finest endeavours to organise one other camp in order that such gamers can avail the second doses as nicely earlier than graduation of the league.

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