Ind Vs Wi: Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the third and final ODI to seal the three-match series 3-0. Now, the Men in Blue are all set to take on Windies in the upcoming T20 series at Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens from February 16.
Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that the Cricket Association in Bengal (CAB) on Thursday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to all fans inside the stadium for the second and third T20Is of the India-West Indies three-match series.
“The BCCI has allowed only upper tier and hospitality boxes for sponsors and representatives for the first match,” CAB said in a statement, ANI reported.
The CAB has again requested the BCCI to reconsider and allow spectators for the remaining matches.
“CAB will intimate all stakeholders once it receives feedback from the board,” stated further.
Meanwhile, in what came as a major setback for team India ahead of the three-match T20I series against West Indies, vice-captain KL Rahul and Axar Patel were ruled out of the series due to injuries, BCCI said in a statement.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Hooda have been added to the Indian squad as their replacements. India-West Indies T20Is will begin in Kolkata from February 16.
India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda.