Mumbai: As a consequence of the ongoing health emergency in the country, all stake holders of the Unacademy Road Safety World Series have decided that all remaining matches of the Road Safety World Series will be played behind closed doors at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai starting March 13 when South Africa Legends take on Sri Lanka Legends in a revised schedule.

“This decision has been taken as the most responsible course of action, to protect the health and safety of the cricket-loving fans, players and staff,” the organisers said in a press release on Thursday (March 12).

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Due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the escalating number of cases in Maharashtra, the organising committee unanimously agreed that the third leg of the series, which was scheduled to be held in Pune from March 14 to 20, be relocated to DY Patil Stadium and played behind closed doors along with the remaining games at the same venue and the final.

All stake holders agreed that “they will continue to monitor the situation closely with the relevant authorities as they understand that it is a fluid situation, developing on a daily basis and they remain realistic and flexible in their approach to alternative options, which will be communicated in due course”.

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“The organisers regret the inconvenience caused due to the unfortunate circumstances. All customers who have purchased tickets for Unacademy Road Safety World Series on BookMyShow will be refunded online within 7-10 working days. For customers who have purchased their tickets offline through the official PYC Hindu Gymkhana Box office & Maharashtra Cricket Association's (MCA) Gate 1 Box Office for Pune matches, refund will be done from PYC Gymkhana Box Office from March 14 to 17, 2020. Offline customers will have to produce their physical tickets proof to claim the refunds at the Box Office,” the organisers said.