Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) vice-president Dhanraj Nathwani said up to 50 per cent of tickets will be issued through offline ticketing platforms and online mode for these matches.
India vs England First T20: The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has allowed 50 per cent occupancy during the India-England T20 International series at Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as Motera Stadium, in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. The decision has been taken considering the sudden surge in the number of coronavirus cases in several states. The five-match series is set to being from today i.e. March 12. The final fixture is scheduled to be played on March 20. Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) vice-president Dhanraj Nathwani said up to 50 per cent of tickets will be issued through offline ticketing platforms and online mode for these matches.
Nathwani said that all COVID-19 guidelines will be followed inside the stadium during the matches.
“We have decided to use only 50 per cent seating capacity for all the T20 International matches to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium. This has been decided because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All steps have been taken to make sure that all COVID-19 guidelines are followed during matches,” Nathwani said in a media release.
In order to ensure the safety of fans, GCA has formed a special task force committee.
“Keeping in mind the safety of the spectators, the entire stadium has been sanitized. All required safety measures are being implemented and followed,” he added.
Apart from the first Test match between India and England, all other matches of the series were played with around 50 per cent occupancy. The first one was played behind closed doors in Chennai. Both the team will play a three-match ODI series in Pune after this T20 series. The ODI series will begin on March 23.