Bengal Cricket Association announces ticket prices for ODI World Cup, BCCI unhappy report
The BCCI is reportedly unimpressed by the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) announcing ticket prices for the matches it will host during the 2023 ICC-ODI Men’s World Cup. According to one report, the decision was not well received as it was made without consulting the BCCI, but the two agencies are expected to reach a resolution soon.
Former BCCI and CAB chairman Souraf Ganguly visited Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Monday and spent nearly two hours checking on the progress of renovations at the ODI World Cup venue. “This is the CAB’s sole responsibility. They will handle it,” Mr Ganguly told Telegraph India. The newspaper also quoted CAB officials as saying that the former Indian team captain had visited the stadium to inquire about renovations and modernization.
Eden Gardens has five matches, including India v South Africa on 5 November and the second semi-final on 16 November. The Netherlands v Bangladesh (October 28), Pakistan v Bangladesh (October 31) and England v Pakistan (November 12) will also be played.
The tournament will be held in India for the fourth time and will open in Ahmedabad on 5 October, with holders England playing New Zealand. India will begin operations against Australia in Chennai on 8 October. Ganguly, on the other hand, is very impressed with how Yashasvi Jaishwar started his career in India and achieved a huge century in his Test debut last week.