India vs England T20I sequence lies in positive steadiness after India received the second match and drew the sequence in the intervening time. The primary two matches passed off with 50% of the whole capability of the stadium, however because of the rising Covid-19 circumstances within the state, the Gujarat Cricket Affiliation (GCA) has determined that the remaining three matches will occur behind closed doorways.
The matches going down on 16, 18 and 20 March received’t have spectators sitting within the stands. The GCA knowledgeable about this in a press-release. Dhiraj Nathwani, Vice President, GCA stated within the press launch:
“As a result of rise within the variety of Corona circumstances, we at GCA determined in session with BCCI, the matches can be performed behind closed doorways and to not permit spectators within the floor through the T20 internationals to be performed between India and England at Ahmedabad.”
There would be some who would have bought the tickets for the last three matches as earlier, it was decided that all the five T20Is would take place in the presence of fans. So, the people who bought the tickets for the remaining matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium need not worry as the GCA has also spoken about initiating refunds for the people who bought the tickets for the match. On the issue of refund, Dhiraj Nathwani said, “We will form the policy of refund of money to the spectators, who have already purchased the tickets for these three T20Is. Those who have received complimentary tickets are requested not to visit the stadium.”
ODI series already behind closed doors:
Now that the T20I series will take place behind closed doors, it was already known that the ODI series, that’s going to be played in Pune, is to be played without the presence of fans. Pune is the worst affected covid district in the country, thus to not allow fans in the stadium is only justified.
India vs England 3rd T20 will be played on 16 March, 2021 in Ahmedabad from 7 pm IST onwards.