Top officials of the Indian Cricket Board are considering allowing 50 per cent spectators to enter the stadium in Test matches against England at Chepauk and Motera Stadium. The first two Tests will be held in Chennai while the remaining two Tests will be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Earlier, Cricket Australia had allowed spectators to enter the field during the series against India on Tuesday. A senior source on the board said, “For the time being, we can allow 50 percent spectators for Test matches. BCCI is talking to both the state associations and health officials.
The BCCI is also monitoring the Corona cases and the decision can also be changed if the cases in Chennai or Ahmedabad increase. The source said, “If 50 per cent of the audience is allowed with the necessary precautions that would be an indication that the audience can be given entry during the IPL.”
Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board will select the team for the first two Tests on Thursday. For the first time, the team has not been announced for the entire series keeping in mind the players’ workload. Two separate bio-bubbles will be built in Chennai and Ahmedabad and the teams will travel by chartered flight.