One ticket per person for first T20I – BCB reacts to coronavirus concerns

The BCB has restricted the sale of tickets – one per person – for the first T20I between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, to be played later today in Dhaka, in a bid to “discourage public gathering” following concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). With one person being sold only one ticket, the target is to keep the crowd to one-fifth of the capacity at the 25,000-seater Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB’s media committee, confirmed this, the announcement coming soon after the Bangladesh government’s decision on Sunday evening to postpone a grand rally to commemorate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, the father of the nation, which was scheduled for March 17.

As things stand, the restriction on ticket sales for the Monday T20I is the only decision the BCB has made with regard to COVID-19. But there could be concerns around a number…

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