In the 5 match T20 series between India and England, only 50% of the spectators will get an entry on the field. Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) announced this on Friday. This decision has been taken in view of the increasing cases of Corona for the last few days. The first match of the T20 series will be played from 7 pm today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The stadium with a capacity of 1 lakh 32 thousand will be able to watch a maximum of only 66 thousand spectators. In the test series, the same rules were laid about the audience.
GCA vice president asked to follow Corona guidelines
All five T20 matches will be played at Modi Stadium itself. According to the GCA, the government’s SoP will also be followed during this period. GCA Vice President Dhanraj Nathwani said that only 50% of tickets will be available online and offline. Also, the entire stadium has been sanitized. Here Kovid Guidelines will be followed well.
Corona imposed in many areas of the country due to Corona
Previously, the central government released a new SoP for outdoor games. In which 100% of the spectators in the stadium were allowed to enter. In the last few days, Corona is once again in spate. In the last 24 hours, more than 23 thousand patients have been found. In such a situation, curfew has been imposed again in many areas of the country. At the same time, people are also being prohibited from gathering at one place.
No entry for viewers in Pune in the ODI series
The second match of the T20 series between India and England will be played on 14 March, the third 16 March, the fourth 18 March, and the fifth match on 20 March. Earlier, the Maharashtra government had banned the entry of spectators in the India-England ODI series starting on 23 March. Maharashtra tops the states most affected by Corona. All three matches of the ODI series are to be held in Pune.
IPL matches can also be played without spectators
The first match of the Test series between India and England was also played without an audience. At the same time, the IPL is also starting from April 9. It will be organized in 6 cities of India. These include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. At the same time, the BCCI has not yet decided to give the audience entry in this league. Considering the safety of the players, all the matches of IPL can be held in a closed stadium like last season.