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First Test in Chennai to Be Played Behind Closed Doors

The first two Tests of the upcoming India-England sequence shall be performed on the M A Chidambaram Stadium behind closed doorways, a high official from host affiliation TNCA stated on Friday. According to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary R S Ramasaamy, the 2 Tests can be performed with out spectators as per a BCCI directive, contemplating the prevailing COVID-19 scenario.

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“Yes…crowd will not be allowed for the two Test matches as a preventive measure in view of the virus situation,” he instructed PTI. Also, a round dated January 20 has been despatched out to TNCA members saying that the choice to play the matches behind closed doorways was taken together with the BCCI.

“In view of the prevailing COVID pandemic, the BCCI has decided not to take any kind of risk with the safety of the players during the forthcoming India-England Test series,” the round learn. “As per the BCCI directive, the first two Test matches between February 5 and February 17 being held at M A Chidambaram stadium will take place behind closed doors (No Spectators/Guests/Sub-Committee Members) as a preventive measure,” it added.

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The groups are anticipated to achieve Chennai by January 27 and bear testing earlier than getting into the bio-bubble. It have to be famous that the Indian authorities had lately introduced that outside sporting occasions may very well be carried out with 50 per cent spectators after following the usual working procedures.

The first Test is scheduled from February 5.

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