3rd test: From now on 55,000 spectators will be allowed in Motera | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The third test against England at the refurbished Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is expected to see a healthy crowd of spectators. The world’s largest cricket stadium has a capacity of 110,000 people and the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has decided to allow 50% of the capacity in the third test.
That means 55,000 tickets will go on sale and it will be the first sporting event that has seen such a large crowd since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last March.

The Indian Cricket Council (BCCI) hopes that the spectator cap will be removed in the coming days. “The GCA has decided on a 50 percent capacity. There isn’t much rush yet, but sales are expected to pick up in the next 3-4 days. This will be the first international game. into this revamped site. And with the third test being a day and night affair, a lot of people are expected to come in. At the moment, GCA is expecting at least 30,000 spectators on the first day of the test. We might have a function to mark the occasion, “a BCCI source told TOI on Tuesday.
No decision on the ground yet
Motera has two types of terrain ready for the next two tests. The stadium has a square of 11 pitches and six of them are red soil while the rest are regular pitches. “Both options will be given to BCCI. There are a few pitches of each type prepared for the Test. The curator of BCCI is overseeing the preparation and a field call will be taken once the teams reach Ahmedabad,” he said. indicated the source.

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