VERDICT on BCCI-CAB dispute over World Cup tickets from Sourav Ganguly
The relationship between the BCCI and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is not good. The former’s revelation of the costs for the ICC World Cup 2023 games at the Eden Gardens has angered the latter. According to The Telegraph, the national cricket governing body is upset with the CAB for announcing the ticket prices without first seeking their approval. From October 5 until November 19, Kolkata will serve as the host city for all World Cup games. However, Sourav Ganguly, a former BCCI president, does not support the BCCI.
Here’s what Ganguly has to say
Former Indian captain and BCCI chairman Souraf Ganguly visited Eden Garden on Monday and stayed for more than two hours, according to The Telegraph. When asked about the BCCI-CAB issue, Ganguly replied: “This is entirely his CAB jurisdiction. You will be taken care of.”
Meanwhile, a senior CAB official told The Telegraph that Mr Ganguly was visiting Eden Gardens to inspect ongoing renovations, adding that there had been discussions about renovating the stadium.
However, the CAB hopes that the matter will be resolved soon, regardless of whether World Cup ticket prices are changed or remain unchanged. However, there are still no updates on World Cup tickets. Tickets should probably be available in the first week of July. BCCI and ICC are still working on the distribution process.
ICC World Cup 2023
India is set to host the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in October and November this year. Once the schedule is confirmed, the World Cup will open with ENG vs New Zealand on 5 October at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India will play Pakistan on 5 October at the same venue. Rohit Sharma & Company will start the tournament against Australia on 5 October in Chennai.
It will be his fourth time India will host this global flagship cricket tournament. A total of eight teams have already qualified for the 2020-23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. India qualified directly for the tournament as the host country. Two remaining teams qualify for the 2023 World Cup