Indian tricolour dressed spectator hails BCCI president Sourav Ganguly; Know Why

BCCI to allow 20,000 spectators at Eden Gardens for 3rd game of India-West Indies T20I series

Kolkata: As India to take on West Indies in the possibly series-deciding second T20 International on Friday (February 18) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata at 19:00 (IST). Sportslightmedia came across a spectator named, Ashok Chakraborty who was dressed in India’s tricolor with an appreciation poster for BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

The appreciation poster hailed the decision of BCCI to allow 20,000 spectators at Eden Gardens at the third and the final T20I international match between India-West Indies. “THANKS ”DADA” is ”DADA”””, stated the poster. It also welcomed spectators in Eden Gardens with a Bengali caption.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to allow 20,000 people, largely CAB ticket holders, to attend the third and final T20I between India and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on February 20.

“As discussed with other office-bearers, as per your request, you can open up for the last T20 match against West Indies at Eden,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wrote in an e-mail to CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya.

Ganguly had earlier said the BCCI won’t allow spectators as they didn’t want to pose any health risk to players. Dalmiya had then requested the Board to allow entry of fans.

With this only complementary tickets will be issued by CAB to its members and affiliated units. “We are extremely thankful to BCCI for their kind consideration. This consent of would help CAB meet its obligations to Life Associate, Annual and honorary members for the February 20 match,” Dalmiya said.

The CAB-KKR fan also wore headgear in tribute to the legendary singer Bappi Lahiri who passed away on Tuesday at Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital. He also paid tribute to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya.


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