Ticket prices as low as Rs 50 for India-Bangladesh Eden Gardens Test

The Test is scheduled to be played from November 22 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and will be attended by Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina among others.

Ticket prices for the Test have been slashed in a bid to bring in more spectators.   -  K. R. Deepak

In a bid to ensure more spectators come to watch the India-Bangladesh second Test match here next month, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday slashed the ticket prices with the minimum being as low as Rs 50.

India is slated to play Bangladesh in three T20 Internationals and two Tests in November. The second Test will be held at the Eden Gardens starting November 22.

The ongoing third Test in Ranchi between India and South Africa has not drawn a lot of spectators to the ground despite it being Test Championship points up for grabs. India leads the three-match series 2-0 and is on course to complete a whitewash.

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At Eden Gardens, ticket prices were brought down from 200, 150, 100 to 150, 100 and 50, secretary Avishek Dalmiya said after the Apex Council meeting.

“We want more people to come in. That’s why this move,” Dalmiya told reporters. He said that there are plans to give complementary tickets to junior cricketers of the state also.

In the meeting, it was decided that two committees — women’s selection committee and specially abled — will be formed to look after the respective divisions.

There are also plans to have two residential academies in Kalyani and Jadavpur with the latter having floodlights.

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