The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hinted upon a possibility to allow spectators in the stadium during the second Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
India is set to play a four-match Test series against India, two of which will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The first match will be played from February 5 to February 9, while the second match will be played from February 13-February 17.
“We have not received a formal communication in writing but we received a call from the BCCI today (Sunday) that we can explore the possibility of having crowds,” Cricbuzz quoted Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary S Ramasamy as saying.
“We will meet tomorrow and see if we can work out something. There is very little time between the first Test and the second. We don’t have vendors in place and we have also not printed tickets. We will see if it is possible at all,” he added.
Earlier S Ramasamy had declared that the TNCA has decided not to allow any crowds at the Chepauk, but now the BCCI has suggested upon a change of plans and is now looking over possibilities to allow crowds in the Stadium.
Meanwhile, the England touring party arrived in Chennai on Wednesday. The team cleared their second COVID-19 test, following which the England players Rory Burns, Jofra Archer, and Ben Stokes started training on Saturday. The trio arrived in the country ahead of the main group as they were rested for the Sri Lanka tour. The rest of the players will hit the nets from February 2.