The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday confirmed that the last three T20Is matches between India and England will take place behind closed doors.
Hence, the hosts Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) will now refund the price of the tickets to the spectators who had bought them for the final three matches.
This decision has been taken considering the rising number of cases in the country. So as a precaution the remainder series will be conducted without any spectator.
“Due to rise in the number of Corona cases, we at GCA have decided in consultation with BCCI, the matches will be played closed door and not allow the spectators in the ground during T20 Internationals to be played between India and England at Ahmedabad. We will form the policy for the refund of money to the spectators, who have already purchased the tickets for these three T20’s. Those who have received complimentary tickets are requested not to visit the stadium,” GCA, Vice President, Dhanraj Nathwani said in a statement.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also confirmed the development and issued a statement: “We have just received confirmation that the remaining T20I matches will take place without spectators. We have also seen the statement by the Vice-President of the Gujarat Cricket Association confirming the fact. Aside from meaning there will be considerably less noise in the stadium it doesn’t materially affect us as we remain in our bubble and even when crowds were in attendance we never came into contact with any of them, and the ball was sanitised whenever it was hit into the stands.”