As the excitement builds for the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2023, cricket fans eagerly await the tournament. However, a recent announcement regarding ticket prices for the matches at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata has caused frustration for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who has been associated with both the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and the BCCI in the past, responded to the situation, highlighting the CAB's jurisdiction in ticket pricing matters.
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) unveiled the ticket prices for the World Cup matches scheduled to be held at the renowned Eden Gardens. As per the International Cricket Council's schedule, Eden Gardens is set to host five World Cup games, including one featuring Team India against South Africa, two matches involving Pakistan, and one semi-final clash. The ticket prices range from INR 650 to INR 3000, depending on the match and seating section.
The BCCI expressed its displeasure over the way the CAB announced the ticket prices without consulting the Indian board. The lack of communication and consultation left the BCCI annoyed. The board expected to be involved in decisions related to ticket pricing for World Cup matches.
Sourav Ganguly, who has held leadership positions in both the CAB and the BCCI during his administrative career, responded to the situation. He stated that the ticket prices fell under the CAB's jurisdiction, implying that the CAB would handle the matter independently. Ganguly's response suggests that the CAB has the authority to manage and resolve issues related to ticket pricing for matches held at Eden Gardens.
The recent ticket price announcement for World Cup matches at Eden Gardens has caused frustration between the BCCI and the CAB. Sourav Ganguly's response indicates that the CAB will address the issue independently. As the Cricket World Cup 2023 approaches, fans eagerly await the resolution of this matter and hope to witness exciting matches at the iconic Eden Gardens.