No spectator entry restrictions for the first T20 International in Jaipur


The opening of the T20 International between India and New Zealand in Jaipur on November 17 could be played out in front of a large crowd, with the host association imposing no restrictions on spectator entry with even a single injection of the vaccine. Covid-19. (More news on cricket)


Those who are not stung will be required to carry a valid negative Covid test report that is no more than 48 hours from the start of the match. The Sawai Mansingh stadium, with a capacity of 25,000 people, is hosting an international match after eight years.

“Under current state guidelines, we can have a full crowd. You have to be vaccinated with a dose or you have a negative test report which will be checked on entry, ”Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Mahendra Sharma told PTI on Thursday.

Sharma said there would be no entrance to the stadium without masks. It will be the first unrestricted international game in India in the COVID era.

Crowds were allowed in India’s home series against England, but numbers were capped at 50% before a spike in white-leg cases forced organizers to stage matches without fans.

Sharma said tickets for the opening of T20 will go on sale from Thursday evening and will be available on “Prices start from Rs 1,000 and the most expensive ticket will cost Rs 15,000,” he said.

As New Zealand reached the final of the T20 World Cup, which will be played on November 14, nine players from its test team arrived in Jaipur on Wednesday, Sharma added. Indian gamers have already returned home after their early release and will soon enter the bubble.

The three-game T20 series will be followed by two tests as part of the World Testing Championship.


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