Owing To Upsurge In COVID-19 Cases, BCCI To Conduct Remaining T20I Matches Behind Closed Doors
Here are all the matches that will be played after the IPL 2021 due to the rising Covid-19 cases.
The Cricket season is up and in full swing in India and BCCI is currently hosting England for a 5-match T20 series. Three matches have been played and the scorecard is 2-1 with England in the lead. The entire tournament is being played at one stadium only and it is the Narendra Modi Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament had allowed spectators for the first two matches, but on March 15, the BCCI announced that they will be stopping spectators once again due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The announcement was made on BCCI’s Twitter handle and the March 16th match (3rd out of 5) saw no spectators.
🚨The BCCI in consultation with @GCAMotera has decided to conduct the final three T20Is against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium behind closed doors.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 15, 2021
The next ODI tournament with England is a 3-match contest in the One Day international format that is set to be played in Pune. According to reports, the BCCI is concerned about the rising cases in the state of Maharashtra and in the rest of the country as well and is all set to postpone all domestic matches in the country for all age groups including the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. Reportedly, these matches will be played in a window post the IPL 2021.
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The IPL 2021, is one of the most-awaited cricketing tournaments this year and fans and teams alike have been gearing up for the tournament. The Chennai Super Kings, led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already begun preparations. IPL 2021 commences on April 9th, 2021.
The BCCI is yet put out a statement about the India VS England ODI series.
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