Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday confirmed that the limited-overs series between Australia and NZ women will have spectators during matches. Both the teams are slated to engage in a white-ball series starting from September 26.
This will also be the first time since March that spectators will be allowed in an international cricket game post coronavirus pandemic.
Ever since cricket has resumed, the cricket matches have been taking place behind closed doors under the bio-security bubble.
The last women’s cricket action took place was the T20 World cup finals between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). That game had also witnessed an enormous crowd of 87,000 people especially in the women’s cricket.
This time Australia & NZ women will square off against each other in three T20I series and as many ODI matches series.
“A limited number of tickets will be available in line with Queensland Health and Government COVIDSafe requirements, resulting in a reduced venue capacity in addition to mandatory social distancing measures,” Cricket Australia said in an official release.
The ones buying the tickets online will have to register their mobile devices in order to trace them in case of any mishappening.
Cricket Australia issued a statement of guidelines of entering the stadium by stating: “Try to keep shouting, singing, cheering, or celebrating to a minimum to avoid transmission,”
The first match of the T20I series will take place on September 26 (Saturday) at the Allan Border Stadium in Brisbane.