India vs Bangladesh: Ticket prices lowered to Rs 50 at Eden Gardens to attract more spectators
Bangladesh will play three T20Is and two Tests on their tour to India.
Published - Oct 22, 2019 11:03 am | Updated - Oct 22, 2019 11:03 am
India have been on the surge in the Tests continuously. When it comes to playing at home, the team has been invincible winning 11 consecutive series. On Tuesday, they successfully inflicted a whitewash on South Africa for the first time in history. But despite this blockbuster show in the middle, the crowd hasn’t been coming into the stadium to watch their heroes play.
The fans didn’t turn up at all for any of the three Test matches in the series against South Africa. The worst situation was experienced in Ranchi when not many showed interest with the series already in the bag. The concerns increase with Bangladesh also set to tour for the two-match Test series next month. Indore and Kolkata will host those two matches.
However, to address the crowd concerns, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is taking the right steps forward. They have decided to cut down the ticket prices considerably for the second Test match to be played at the Eden Gardens.
We want more people to come in
The decision to slash the ticket prices was taken at the apex council meeting and the secretary Acishek Dalmiya confirmed the news as well. The ticket prices have been brought down from 200,150 and 100 to 150, 100 and 50. He also cleared that they want to attract the crowd for the Test matches and hence have taken this decision. “We want more people to come in. That’s why this move,” Dalmiya was quoted as saying by Times of India.
As far as the Bangladesh tour is concerned, the visitors will play three T20 Internationals apart from the two Tests. The tussle in the shortest format begins on November 3 with the three matches to be played in Delhi, Nagpur and Rajkot respectively. However, as of now, the tour is under the cloud with the Bangladesh players going on strike.
The BCCI also released the statement on Monday that they are having a keen eye on the developments in Bangladesh regarding the issue.