India vs England: BCCI Likely to Allow 50 Percent Crowd Attendance for England Series

The BCCI brass is critically considering permitting 50 p.c crowd attendance at each Chepauk and the newly constructed Motera Stadium throughout India’s upcoming 4 Take a look at matches in opposition to England. The primary two Exams might be held in Chennai, starting on February 5, whereas the following two might be performed on the renovated stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad. The BCCI is believed to be taking a cue from Cricket Australia which had allowed entry of spectators throughout the India sequence that concluded on Tuesday.

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“As of now, we’re prone to permit 50 p.c spectators for the 4 Take a look at matches. The BCCI is in talks with each state cricket associations (TNCA and GCA) and in addition state well being authorities,” a senior BCCI supply instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.

Nevertheless, the BCCI can be factoring the fluid public well being state of affairs because of the Covid-19 pandemic and if case load in both Chennai or Ahmedabad will increase, then the choice will change accordingly.

“For those who permit 50 p.c crowd with all obligatory precautions, then it will likely be an indicator if we are able to additionally permit spectators throughout IPL in India,” the supply stated.

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In Ahmedabad, which may maintain over one lakh spectators, spacing of seats to take care of social distancing is not going to be a problem.

In the meantime, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will identify the squad for first two Take a look at matches in opposition to India on Thursday.

That is the primary time {that a} touring group just isn’t naming a squad for full away sequence protecting the workload administration of its gamers in thoughts.

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The truth that Chennai and Ahmedabad can have two separate bio-bubbles and the groups will journey by chartered flight inside the nation may be the explanation that England, just like the Indian group, determined to call its squad for 2 Exams.


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