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50% crowd allowed for second India-England Test

50% crowd will be allowed in the second Test between India and England, reports the Indian media on Monday (February 1).

It has been learnt that he Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the greenlight to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) to host the second Test between India and England with 50 per cent crowd at the stadium.

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Both the first and second Test of the four match series will be held at the M A Chidambaram stadium, which has a capacity of 50,000 spectators.

“For the first Test, since we don’t have time to prepare and all along our mindset was ‘Tests without crowds’, we will issue tickets only to 180 member clubs, each of whom will get two tickets. So we are looking at 360 spectators,” TNCA secretary R.S. Ramasaamy has been quoted as saying by The Hindu.

“For the second Test, we have decided, with the BCCI, that we would have 50% of the stands full. But the spectators would not be seated in the pavilion, the pavilion terrace or the nearby areas of the stadium,” he further added.

He also revealed that media would be allowed to cover both the matches. “Journalists will need to get local accreditation from the TNCA since there is little time for central accreditation.”

However, media conferences would still be held virtually.

The series opener will get underway from February 5, while the second match is scheduled to begin from February 13.

Crowds have already been allowed for the third and fourth Test in Ahmedabad.

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