Government asks tournament organizers to ensure there are no mass gatherings
IND vs SA – The remaining two ODI matches of the India vs South Africa series will be played behind closed doors as a result of the outbreak of Corona Virus. So there will be no spectators allowed inside the stadium when the matches are going on.
The two matches are scheduled to be played on March 15th in Lucknow and March 18 in Kolkata.
The BCCI said that it is closely working with the government of India and taking measures required to organize tournaments without any harmful consequences in the wake of spreading the deadly virus.
It also said that the W.H.O has termed the coronavirus crisis as pandemic and it is working in compliance with the government regulatory bodies to ensure the safety of the players and fans.
Union Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju said that he has advised sports bodies who organize tournaments, to ensure that the guidelines issued by Health Ministry are followed strictly and mass gatherings should be avoided.
Statement from C.A.B.
C.A.B.(Cricket Association of Bengal) which will host the third ODI in Kolkata, has said that it was informed by the chief secretary of West Bengal that it should adhere to the orders issued by central government over the coronavirus outbreak.
It also said due to this it has put a hold on the sale of tickets for the match and will wait for further directions from the BCCI and the government.
On the other hand, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association informed that it has done an inspection of the situation and spoke to BCCI officials, and has decided to play the match without spectators.
The first match between India and South Africa that was scheduled to be held in Dharmasala on March 11th was washed out by rain.