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BCB expects 50pc spectators in Pakistan series

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 9 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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BCB expects 50pc spectators in Pakistan series
Bangladesh national cricket team director Khaled Mahmud (second right) and national selector Habibul Bashar (third right) instruct cricketers during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the capital on Monday. – TANVIN TAMIM

A Bangladesh Cricket Board official said on Monday that they are hoping to have 50 percent spectators in the gallery during the upcoming home series against Pakistan.

Fans were barred from watching an international game from the gallery after the home series against Zimbabwe in March 2019 due to the Covid-19 situation.

“We are hopeful to have fifty percent fans in the ground subject to the government approval,” BCB Chief Executive Officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury said.

“The fans need to be vaccinated. As children are yet to be vaccinated, they are unlikely to be allowed to see the matches from the gallery in the Pakistan series,” he added.

Bangladesh are scheduled to host Pakistan for a three-match T20I series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on November 19, 20 and 22 respectively.

Bangladesh will also play a two-match Test series with the series opener at the Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium scheduled to start on November 26 while the second Test will be played in Mirpur from December 4.