IND vs BAN, 2nd Test: CAB to refund money of last two days tickets
The pink-ball Test between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens was over on the third day. As a result, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to give money back to those spectators who were denied the opportunity to watch the fourth and fifth day by buying tickets.
CAB had originally sold tickets online. ‘BookMyShow’ who had those responsibilities decided to return the fourth and fifth day ticket money with the permission of CAB. A message had been reached to those who had booked the ticket. The message promised to be refunded the money within five to seven days. Cricket lovers who had not purchased tickets online, CAB had been also worried about how their money can be refunded.
But CAB, on Sunday, informed another word. Treasurer Debashis Ganguly said, “It is not a matter of refund. If the match ended in one day, there would no chance of returning money. When contacted on Monday, he was surprised to hear about refund. Later, Secretary Abhishek Dalmia overruled the fog.
“In the case of season tickets if a ball is played in a match, the money won’t be refunded. But we sold daily tickets for this Test originally. In this case, the rule is that if a ball is not played on a particular day, you will have to pay the money. This is the rule for any daily ticket.
‘BookMyShow’ is refunding the money with taking written permission from us. And we want to be on spectators’ side, we want them to see the game. That is why this initiative has taken. But it would not have happened if there was a season ticket,” Dalmia said.
Earlier, he said the same thing in the Pune Test between India vs South Africa at the last month. However, for this particular Test, efforts are being made to give money back to the spectators who have bought season tickets.
“I have been thinking about how to get money back for those who have taken season tickets offline. I don’t want any people to be deprived of money. For those who did not watch the game, it was not a good advertisement for cricket. It will be a holiday in CAB on Monday. After that, we will decide about that,” the Secretary of CAB said.