IND vs ENG: No spectators for the remainder of the T20Is due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in Gujarat

The remaining three T20Is series between India and England will be taking place behind closed doors without any spectators as a precautionary measure due to the increase in the Covid-19 cases in Gujarat.

In the first two T20Is of the series, with the allowance of the spectators to be 50 percent, around 1,30,000 people entered with over 65,000 people per game in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat, but, it seems like this is it for the fans as the Gujarat Cricket Association is shutting the doors.

“Refund will be given to the spectators who have purchased the tickets. Due to the increasing number of Corona cases, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has decided to organize the remainder T20 International matches between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad behind closed doors,” says the Vice President of GCA, Dhanraj Nathwani, in a statement.

“The decision arrived at the following detailed discussions with the state and local health authorities,” BCCI added.

“The BCCI will continue to comply with all the regulations put in place to curb the spread of the Ovid-19 virus and will always put the health and safety of its fans and stakeholders at the top.”

Currently, with Ishan Kishan’s brilliant fifty-on debut, the series seems to be 1-1 with India leading to a series-leveling win. The third T20I will take place on Tuesday, March 16.

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