The excitement was on high for the first-ever day/night pink-ball Test match in India. Even before the beginning of this Test match between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata), day four tickets were sold out. However, that historic Test match ran just more than two days. Now, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to refund the day four and day five ticket holders of that game.
The cricketers are happy to play this historic Test match in the jam-packed stadium. It was the first-ever day/night Test match for both India and Bangladesh and India dominated in that entire game. Before the first hour of the day three, the hosts won that match by an innings and 46 runs. So, the last two days’ tickets for this Test match became useless.
However, the CAB has decided to refund the amounts to only the Day 4 and Day 5 ticket holders of this match. The process has been already started.
The CAB stated, “The process of refunding the amounts for Day 4 and Day 5 Tickets has started. Messages would be sent to all online transactors who have booked only for these two days.”
The CAB will also start the refund process for the similar offline ticket holders once their office opens on Tuesday (26th November).
The daily ticket price range for this match was between INR 50, 100 and 150.
The statement added, “CAB has always stood by the cricket-loving people and have tried its best to provide them with the best of facilities. This time too, there would be no exception. It is our moral duty to refund amounts of the tickets for the last two days where no game is being played at all.”
We are much thankful to the spectators for turning up in huge numbers on each of the days – CAB
After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque decided to bat first. However, the visiting batsmen were helpless in front of the Indian fast bowlers. After bundling out the visitors for just 106 runs in the first innings, the hosts India managed to score 347/9 decl. Indian captain Virat Kohli scored an amazing century in that innings.
Bangladesh started their second innings, trailing by 241 runs. Once again their most of the batsmen surrendered in front of the Indian pacers. This time, the visiting side finished their innings on just 195 runs.
These entire actions happened in front of the huge Eden Gardens crowd. The CAB is thankful to the spectators for making this Test match successful.
It stated, “We are much thankful to the spectators for turning up in huge numbers on each of the days. It was delightful to see people come to the ground even when they knew not much game was remaining on Day 3.”
The CAB also thanked the BCCI, including the President Sourav Ganguly.
They stated, “We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to BCCI and its president Sourav Ganguly for taking this initiative to bring back the interest of the people to Test cricket. After the end of the game, one can easily vouch that cricket was the real winner.”
It was the final Test of this two-match Test series between India and Bangladesh. While India won the first Test of this series at Indore by an innings and 130 runs, their latest victory helped them to win this series by 2-0.