IND vs ENG: Last three T20Is shall be performed behind closed doorways attributable to rising Covid-19 instances.© BCCI
The remaining T20Is between India and England shall be performed behind closed doorways, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned on Monday. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in consultation with the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has decided to conduct the final three T20Is against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium behind closed doors. The decision was arrived at following detailed discussions with the state and local health authorities,” BCCI mentioned in a launch on Monday.
The BCCI in session with @GCAMotera has determined to conduct the ultimate three T20Is in opposition to England on the Narendra Modi Stadium behind closed doorways.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 15, 2021
“The BCCI will continue to comply with all the regulations put in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus and will always put the health and safety of its fans and stakeholders at the top.
“Those who’ve bought tickets for all or any three T20Is shall be refunded and the method for a similar shall be introduced sooner or later,” the release stated.
Gujarat Cricket Association also issued a statement. “Due to rising COVID-19 instances, remaining T20 International Matches between India and England shall be performed with out viewers at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Refund shall be given to the spectators who’ve bought tickets,” said Dhanraj Nathwani, vice president of GCA, in a statement.
Those who have received complimentary tickets are requested not to visit the stadium, he added.
The first two T20Is of the series were held with spectators capped at 50 per cent of the stadium capacity. However, with the stadium capacity at 1.32 lakh the number of spectators allowed inside the stadium was also significant.
The Test sequence that preceded the T20Is had spectators allowed for the final three Tests after the primary match was performed behind closed doorways in Chennai.
(With PTI inputs)
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