Spectators likely in gallery for Bangladesh-Afghanistan series...

Spectators likely in gallery for Bangladesh-Afghanistan series

 Sports Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:01 PM, 20 February 2022   Updated: 09:02 PM, 20 February 2022

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Good news for the country’s cricket fans — they can get the opportunity to watch the upcoming Bangladesh-Afghanistan series in the stadium. However, a limited number of spectators will be allowed to watch the game.

For now, that number could be from 4,000 to half the capacity, however, nothing has been finalized yet. 

BPL started without spectators due to the COVID situation. In the last four matches of the event, however, 4-5 thousand spectators were given the opportunity to watch the game. That instruction is still in-force from the government. Therefore, at least 4,000 spectators will be allowed to enter at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram and 5,000 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium for the Afghan series.

BCB media committee chairman Tanvir Ahmed Titu said, “We received instructions from the government to allow 3-4 thousand spectators to watch the game on the field. Talks are going on about this. Our Honorable Board President is working hard on this. We want at least 50 percent of the audience.”

However, the gallery will not be completely empty even if it is not allowed to have 50 percent visitors. Titu said, “In the instructions, we have received from the government, there should be at least 3-4 thousand visitors in Chattogram and at least five thousand in Dhaka. Even though, attempts are being taken. If the government decides, we can give at least 50 percent of the spectators a chance to watch the game. Even if it is not, there will be at least 3-4 thousand visitors in Chattogram and 5-6 thousand in Dhaka.” 

A decision on how to deliver a limited number of tickets to the audience will be made soon. “Once the decision is made in 2-1 days, I will let the visitors know through you how the tickets are being issued,” Titu said.

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