On Sunday, the third and final T20I between India and West Indies will have a bigger crowd attendance after The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s nod to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
The CAB had urged the BCCI to allow fans from the series’ first game. The state cricket board wanted permission for the spectators in the upper blocks of all the stands at the iconic venue. However, the apex body of Indian cricket has granted permission for the last match.
“As discussed with other OB, as per your request, you can open up for the last T20 match against West Indies at Eden,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has emailed to CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya.
For the first two contests on Wednesday and Friday, some crowd has been allowed in the hospitality area and the Club House upper tier.
Earlier, the three-match ODI series was played behind closed doors. Bengal is registering fewer COVID-19 cases. Only 133 new Covid cases were detected in the state on February 15.