Upcoming three T20 matches between India and England to be played without the spectators
The rest T20 matches between India and England will be played without spectators. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the corona situation in the country. Corona cases are increasing in India. It would not be safe for people attending the field as they are in danger of contracting the disease.
It is indeed unfortunate news for the cricket fans who were eager to watch the match. Even players playing on the field will miss the frenzy of emotions on the field.
In the last two T20s, Spectors were allowed for 50% of the total capacity of the Narendra modi stadium. A total of 1,30,000 people turned up for the last two matches.
Now, Gujarat cricket association has decided to close the doors and the remaining three matches will be played behind closed doors.
“Refunds will be given to the spectators who have purchased tickets. Due to increasing number of Corona cases, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has decided to organise the remainder T20 International matches between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad behind closed doors,” Dhanraj Nathwani, Vice President of the GCA said in a statement on Monday (March 15).
BCCI added that this decision has been taken after consultation with all the stakeholders and everyone of the opinion that it is now not conducive to allow the spectators in the field as it will worsen the situation.
Right now the Series between India and England is drawn 1-1 with Ishan Kishan on debut hitting a brilliant fifty which helped India win the match with ease.