West Indies-India T20I series to be played without crowd, says BCCI President Ganguly

'In these times, we can't risk the health of the players by allowing spectators,' says Ganguly

By Web Desk
February 04, 2022
Sourav Ganguly - AFP/file

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that the three T20I matches series between India and West Indies at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be played behind closed doors, as they don't want to risk the safety of the players. 

According to the NDTV, Ganguly said: "Let me put this on record. We are not allowing spectators at the Eden Gardens for the three T20 Internationals. There will not be any tickets for the general public. The only people allowed are CAB officials and representatives of the various units." 

"In these times, we can't risk the health of the players by allowing spectators. No tickets for the stands of life or associate members will be issued. Obviously, we have the clearance of the West Bengal government but BCCI doesn't want to risk the health safety of players." he added

The three-match T20I series between the two countries will be played from 16th-20th of February, at Eden Gardens.

West Indies are in a good form having defeated England in the five-match T20 at home by 3-2, while India are going through a barren run of from having lost the both Test and ODI series in South Africa.