India-England remaining T20Is to be played without spectators



The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has announced that the remaining three T20 matches between India and England will be played behind closed doors as a precautionary measure given the increase in COVID-19 cases around the country.

The GCA decided to organise the remaining matches without spectators after crowds in huge numbers turned out for the first two matches.

GCA stated that almost 65,000 people crowded the Narendra Modi Stadium each day, breaking all COVID protocols, which is a matter of great concern.

Announcing the decision Vice President of GCA, Dhanraj Nathwani said, “Refund will be given to the spectators who have purchased tickets in advance for the remaining matches.”

Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI) has assured that they will comply with all the regulations for future matches.

The T20 series between India and England is currently tied at 1-1, and the remaining matches are scheduled for March 16, 18 and 20.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)


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