The West Bengal Government has ordered that the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where three T20I matches will take place between India and West Indies, scheduled from February 16, has to occupy only 75% capacity of the audience. The venue is likely to have around 50,000 fans for Rohit Sharma from India, who going up against Kieron Pollard-led West Indies who will play three One Day Internationals in Ahmedabad, before heading to Kolkata.
The tournament will be held from February 6. As the government allowed fans to watch the match, the president of Cricket Association of Bengal Avishek Dalmiya expressed his gratitude towards the authorities.
Last year, Kolkata organized the third T20I of New Zealand’s tour of India in the Eden Gardens with 50% capacity of fans. Avishek expressed that they are thankful to the honourable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, for the declaration of permitting sporting activities and also for providing 75% of capacity for the fans to occupy the stadium at the venue.