Mumbai. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which hosted the second Test between India and New Zealand at the historic Wankhede Stadium from December 3, on Monday said it will ensure strict adherence to the Maharashtra government’s COVID-19 guidelines during the match.
MCA Secretary Sanjay Naik said in the press release, “The union will ensure that all the guidelines of the state government are strictly followed. According to the instructions of the state government, we will allow a maximum of 25 percent of the spectators to come to the stadium by limiting the capacity of the spectators in the stadium.
Test cricket will return to Mumbai after five years. The last Test here was played against England in December 2016.
The MCA said, “The association is going to host a Test match after five years. We hope to give the best opportunity to Test cricket fans to enjoy cricket in this time of pandemic.
This will be the first international match in the city since the outbreak of the Kovid-19 pandemic. The last international match at this stadium was an ODI between India and Australia in January 2020.
Wankhede Stadium has a capacity to seat 33 thousand spectators. The first Test of the two-match Test series played in Kanpur ended in a draw on Monday.
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