The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) will host the second test between India and New Zealand at the iconic Wanheed Stadium on December 3. It said on Monday that it will ensure strict enforcement of the Maharashtra government during the game COVID-19 agreement.
“The association will ensure strict compliance with all agreements of the state government. According to the instructions of the state government, we will restrict the admission of spectators to a maximum of 25% of the stadium’s capacity,” MCA Secretary Sanjay Naik said at a media conference.
The cricket test returned to Mumbai after five years, and the last match was against England in December 2016.
“The association will host a test match after a lapse of 5 years. We hope that during the pandemic, fans of the cricket test will have the opportunity to enjoy the best cricket match,” MCA said.
This is the city’s first international competition after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The last international competition hosted by the stadium was in January 2020, an ODI featuring India and Australia.
The Wankhede Stadium can hold 33,000 people when it is full.
After a fascinating fifth day of play in Kanpur on Monday, the first test of the two series ended in a tie.