Wankhede stadium, which is able to host the second Test match between India and New Zealand from December 3-7, shall be limiting the entry of spectators to a most of 25% of the stadium’s capacity, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) introduced on Monday.
In a press assertion, the MCA acknowledged, “The Association will make certain that each one the protocols of the state authorities are strictly adhered to. As per the directives of the State authorities, we might be limiting the entry of spectators to a most of 25% of the stadium capacity.”
“We hope to give the followers of check cricket a possibility to get pleasure from cricket at its greatest throughout these instances of pandemic,” it added.
It possibly talked about right here that Wankhede will play host to a check match after a niche of 5 years. The final Test held at the venue was towards England in December 2016. The match will mark the return of worldwide cricket at the enduring venue after the Covid-19 pandemic introduced sporting motion to a halt final 12 months.
The first check in Kanpur resulted in a stalemate on Monday as two Indian-born cricketers, Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra, confirmed exceptional resilience below fading gentle and on a deteriorating monitor to defy India’s well-known spinners.
Indian spinners, led by Ravindra Jadeja, put up one of their most persevering performances in latest instances however Mumbai-born Patel (2 off 23 balls) and Karnataka-born Ravindra (18 not out off 91 balls) consumed 8.4 overs after the autumn of the ninth wicket to hold New Zealand on even keel within the two-match sequence.