“T20s on March 16, 18 and 20 will be played without an audience at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Refunds will be given to the spectators who have purchased tickets,” Nathwani mentioned in a press release.
“Due to the rise in the number of Corona cases, we at GCA have decided in consultation with BCCI, the matches will be played behind closed doors and not allow the spectators in the ground during T20 Internationals to be played between India and England at Ahmedabad.”
Nathwani mentioned the GCA will type a coverage for refund of cash to the spectators who’ve already bought tickets for these three T20Is.
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“Those who have received complimentary tickets are requested not to visit the stadium,” he added.
The BCCI and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) additionally issued their respective statements after the event.
“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,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned.
Fans through the second T20I on the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)
The ECB added: “Aside from meaning there will be considerably less noise in the stadium it doesn’t materially affect us as we remain in our bubble and even when crowds were in attendance we never came into contact with any of them, and the ball was sanitised whenever it was hit into the stands.”
The first two video games on the world’s largest cricket stadium had attracted greater than 60,000 spectators, elevating questions over the protection of the followers amid the pandemic.
Crowds had returned for worldwide cricket matches in India through the previous Test collection barring the opening sport which was played behind closed doors.