No Spectators For Remaining Indian V/S England T20Is
Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) decided to hold the remaining T20Is between India and England behind closed doors in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad. The decision was taken after a detailed consultation with the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA).
When would the remaining matches be played?
It was a series of five T20Is between Indian and England. Out of these five matches, two have been played on Friday and Sunday and each team won a match. While the first two matches were played with audiences up to 50% of the capacity of stadiums, the remaining three matches on March 16, 18 and 20.
What is the reason for playing behind the doors?
BCCI held a detailed discussion with GCI and local health authorities before making a statement regarding hosting remaining matches behind the closed doors. The statement issued by BCCI reads that the cricket control board is committed to follow the regulations suggested to curb the spread of the pandemic. It also said that the cricket board keeps health of players, workers and spectators on the top.
Since the remaining three T20Is will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium that has a capacity of seating 1.32 lack spectators, it is decided to hold the matches behind the closed doors as allowing even 50% of the spectators will be significant.
What will spectators do with tickets?
Cricket fans that have already booked seats in the stadium can get refund and those with complimentary tickets are requested not to visit the stadium as no spectator will be allowed.