With England sweeping the Test series 2-0 towards Sri Lanka at Galle, all eyes are on M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, the venue for the primary two Tests of the four-match series towards India.
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And the information shouldn’t be good, at the very least for the fans and the press contingent. With the ECB making a request of no spectators and no media to the BCCI, they should observe the Tests on tv.
“The Board CEO Hemang Amin had advised me that there can be no spectators or media for the Tests and we’re going forward with our preparations assuming that’s the state of affairs since nothing has modified,” TNCA secretary R.S. Ramasaamy confirmed the event on Monday.
With the primary of the 2 Tests in Chennai starting on February 5, it’s too late for the TNCA and the BCCI to make preparations for the spectators and the media in any case.
Ramaswamy mentioned the English players would arrive right here on January 27; Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and some others among the many assist workers have reached Chennai on Sunday. The Indian players are alleged to arrive in batches on January 27.
As quickly because the Indian and the English cricketers arrive, they should bear a COVID-19 take a look at. “Subsequently, they might be tested every three days,” mentioned Ramaswamy. The observe classes will begin on February 1.
As a precautionary measure, the BCCI has booked the complete Leela Palace Resort for the cricketers of each the groups, the assist workers and the match officers.
Ramaswamy mentioned, “Even the safety personnel on the resort should be within the bubble.”
Only the official broadcaster will probably be allowed entry to the bottom. The tv crew will probably be put up in a single floor at Resort ITC Grand Chola in a bio-bubble.
There will probably be three zones. The primary together with players, assist workers, match officers, and the TV crew who may have entry to the bottom. The second zone will comprise the TNCA officers and organisers, who won’t be allowed entry. Zone three may have police officers to protect the stadium from the outdoors. They won’t be permitted to enter the sector.
The pitch for the Test is within the information for its wholesome grass cowl. Curator V. Ramesh Kumar mentioned, “The climate was good and there have been no matches, so, regardless of the challenges, we had the time and house to arrange an excellent sporting pitch.”
Ultimately, how a lot of grass stays on the observe will rely upon the Indian captain and coach