The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to give free entry to the fans during the T20I tri-series between India, Australia and England, a report in TOI suggests.
The tri-series will be played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai from March 22 to March 31.
The move of BCCI not to charge an entrance fee is a step to promote women’s cricket in India.
During the recently concluded ODI series between India and Australia, the ticket prices were kept at a very low price.
This automatically persuaded the fans to watch live action from the stands.
As per the schedule, the T20I tri-series kick off on March 22 with India taking on Australia.
A total of six league stage games will be played and the top two teams on the points table will play the final.
BCCI provided visiting England team with practice games as well.
England women’s defeated India A in both the practice games to warm up well for the series.
After being whitewashed in the ODI series against Australia, the pressure will be on India to draw favourable results.
Post the completion of T20I tri-series, India will face England in a three-match ODI series.
The three ODIs will be played at VCA ground in Nagpur on April 6, 9 and 12.
The three ODIs between India and England will also have alive telecast, the report in TOI adds.
BCCI decided to push the contract with Star until April 15 so as to telecast the ODI series.
Since team India’s show in the ICC World Cup, the popularity of women’ s cricket has scalped heights in India and has become a followed sport as well.
In fact, when there was no telecast of the ODI series between India and South Africa, the board was criticised by fans for not having a telecast.
With BCCI planning more fixtures for women in coming months, it will surely benefit the women’s team.
A live telecast will also be something which will be needed so as to keep the hype around women’s cricket up.
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