100 per cent fans attendance in Jaipur’s SMS Stadium for 1st INDvsNZ T20I.
India vs New Zealand: Much before the covid brought the world to stand still, humans were part of every single process in this entire universe and Cricket matches were no different. Owing to the dreaded pandemic, live human involvement was minimised in the cricket stadiums and fans had to watch matches from the comfort of their homes, however, with improving situations the processes are returning back to normal.
The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) stadium of Jaipur, which is the host of India vs New Zealand 1st T20I, will register a 100 per cent occupancy of seats in the stadium. In the recent development, the Rajasthan Cricket Association’s (RCA) President Vaibhav Gehlot informed that the stadium is completely open to welcome the crowd for the first T20I match.
“The first T20I game between India and New Zealand is all set to witness a 100% occupancy of crowds. The Sawai Mansingh (SMS) Stadium is set to welcome crowds at full capacity on November 17 when India will begin their home season with a T20I series against New Zealand in Jaipur.”
“As the pandemic situation continues to improve in Rajasthan, the state government in its letter to the association has given its go ahead, permitting 100 percent seating capacity,” said the RCA president Vaibhav Gehlot as quoted by the TOI.
RCA secretary Mahendra Sharma informed about the precautions being taken and the security of the players. He said only fully vaccinated fans will be given entry while if someone who is partially vaccinated wants to watch the match, he/she will have to carry a negative RT-PCR test.
“Masks will be compulsory, proper sanitization and ventilation in enclosed areas will be ensured, thermal screening will be in place, spectators who are fully vaccinated will be allowed entry. While those who are partially vaccinated will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 48 hours,” he added.
Earlier, during England’s tour to India, BCCI gave entry to a selected number of fans into the stadiums for the test series, however, the decision was soon reversed with the surge in the covid cases. However, this time with the situation well under control, the state governments and cricket associations are all charged up the witness fans cheering for their players from the stadium itself.