There’s no uncertainty over the India-West Indies first Twenty20 International at the Eden Gardens on November 4, the Cricket Association of Bengal President Sourav Ganguly said. Also Read - Rahul Dravid Picked Cues From Australian Structure And Created Solid Pool For Indian Cricket: Greg Chappell
“The match is on. Tickets have already gone for printing and now nothing can be done. It will stay as it is,” Ganguly told reporters on Wednesday. Also Read - Sourav Ganguly-Led BCCI Promises Compensation For Domestic Players After Second Covid-19 Wave Disrupts Schedule
As per the new BCCI constitution, 90 per cent tickets of the total capacity of the stadium should be put on sale with the remaining 10 per cent being available for complimentary purposes. Also Read - Cricket: Rahul Dravid Predicts 3-2 Scoreline in Team India's 'Best Chance' to Win in England
The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association has already refused to host the second ODI between the two teams on October 24 citing lack of clarity on the release of tickets and complimentary passes.
Around 30,000 tickets from Eden’s capacity of 67,000 are distributed as complimentary passes. The beneficiaries include government agencies like Kolkata Police, the Corporation and Fire brigade.