In-stadium viewership has been given slight relaxations after accounting for all the precautionary measures in the wake of Covid-19. The spectators will be seen in limited numbers during India’s tour to Australia 2020-21. India would kick star Australia's home cricketing summer.
Owing to the unprecedented times of the raging coronavirus pandemic, where in-stadium spectatorship is nearly banned, relaxations are now coming up and Cricket Australia (CA) has invited limited in-stadium viewership with capped capacities. The respite has been provided in both Australia (for India vs Australia series) and New Zealand (For New Zealand vs West Indies) for the first time ever since the Covid-19 outbreak.
The SCG and Canberra, which will host the ODI matches between Indian and Australia, will operate with 50% of their full capacity, tickets of which will be kept under the vigil eye of CA, who aims to deploy all precautionary measures. A similar limit of 75% at the Gabba (final Test) and of 25% at the MCG for the Boxing Day Test has been set.
However, the exact figures for other stadiums are yet to be confirmed, all-of-whom will likely to be around the capacities granted at SCG, Adelaide Oval and the Gabba. Manuka Oval in Canberra, the host to the final ODI and first T20I will invite physical spectatorship of around 6.000.
Preparations are going on full swing ahead of the Australia tour. Most of the Indian and Australian players have reached the bio-bubble in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following which the Indian team will leave for Down Under on November 12.
Last Updated 10, Nov 2020, 7:47 PM