Cricket returns to Eden Gardens after a long break! Click here to know


Cricket will return to the Eden Gardens on 24 November from the 'Bengal T20 Challenge Tournament' of six teams organized by the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB). Its final will be played on 10 December. The CAB has also prepared a bio bubble for the tournament along with all health regulations. Apart from Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, the teams of Kalighat, Town Club, Tapan Memorial will also compete for the title in the opening season of the tournament.

A total of 33 matches will be played in the tournament, for which teams have chosen 48-48 players. Big names like Manoj Tiwari, Anastup Majumdar, Shahbaz Ahmed and Shrivats Goswami are also playing in the tournament. CAB President Avishek Dalmia said, "A total of 33 matches will be played in the tournament including the final and semi-finals. Most of the matches will be played under the light of light in the Eden Gardens. "All players, coaches and match officials will be in the bio-bubble during the tournament."

The captain of the Bengal cricket team, Abhimanyu Iswaran, has separated himself for two weeks after confirming the infection in the COVID-19 probe on Wednesday. Doubts have arisen over his involvement in the T20 tournament after being hit by the disease.

Ishwaran was the captain of East Bengal in this tournament of six teams being held for the first time. If his team reaches the final only then they will be able to be a part of it. CAB joint secretary Devvrat Das said, "He got a mandatory COVID-19 test in which he was found positive. However, they do not have symptoms of the disease. He is now in isolation.