Covid-19: Spectators barred for remaining three T20Is in Ahmedabad


Ahmedabad, March 15: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken a major decision with regard to the remaining three T20 Internationals of the India-England series. The games will be played behind closed doors in wake of the recent surge in the Covid-19 cases in the country.

The BCCI in consultation with the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has decided to conduct the final three T20Is against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium behind closed doors. The decision was arrived at following detailed discussions with the state and local health authorities.

“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,” states a BCCI Press release.

India had staged an impressive comeback, winning the second T20I on Sunday by seven wickets to restore parity in the five-match series.

Those who have purchased tickets for any or all three T20Is will be refunded and the process for the same will be announced in due course.