In some breaking news coming in from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it has been confirmed that no spectators will be allowed inside the stadium in the England Tour of India. The English team is to tour India for 4 test matches, T20 Internationals and 3 ODIS. The tour begins with the longer format of the game, from 5th of February and will go on till 28th march.
Earlier, there seemed possibilities that the Government would allow audience in the stadiums in a restrictive manner. However, BCCI has denied any possibility of that as they want to maintain a fully secure and safe environment for both the teams. The tour would be conducted in between 3 cities: Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Pune.
The BCCI has made sure that absolutely nothing hinders the safety of the players which is of utmost importance to them. But we all know that it is a sad news for all the cricket fans out there who thought they could finally enjoy some live action in the stadium after so long.
Also, both the squads will be undergoing harsh quarantine and rounds of novel coronavirus tests before entering the bio-bubble.
“The teams will be in hard quarantine. BCCI doesn’t want to take any chance with the home season so close. So, crowds will not be allowed,” the BCCI official said as quoted by TOI.
The BCCI has also confirmed that players who would be returning to India after the completion of the Border-Gavskar Trophy in Australia to join the Indian bio bubble for the England series would be given permission to meet their families.
Many Indian players including Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, and others haven’t returned to India since August 2020 and are constantly living in a bio secure bubble. So, keeping in mind their mental health and all, the players would get a much needed break to spend quality time with their families.