IND vs SL: 100% crowd to be allowed for day-night Test in Bangalore
The match is set to commence on March 12.
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India and Sri Lanka are set to face each other for the first time in a day-night Test which is also the second and final game of the two-match series. The Pink ball Test match will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore from March 12 and the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has come up with a delighting news for the fans.
KSCA, in a press release, has confirmed that a full capacity crowd will be allowed for the Test match. Earlier, it was decided that only 50% crowd would be due to COVID-19 related restrictions. However, the pandemic situation in India and in Karnataka also is well under control even as the third wave has also gone down considerably.
However, the sale of the additional capacity tickets will be made available at the ground itself on March 11 (Friday). “KSCA is happy to inform you that there has been very good response for viewership of the India vs Sri Lanka Day-Night Test cricket match being played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore from March 12-16, 2022.
“Considering the high volume response and since there are no further restrictions for spectators, KSCA will be opening up sale of tickets for full capacity of the stadium. Additional capacity of tickets will be made available through Box Office sale on Friday, 11th March 2022 from 10 AM to 7 PM,” the statement read.
Virat Kohli’s century drought to end?
Bangalore is Virat Kohli’s second home as he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, the fans will also be hoping that the former India skipper ends his century drought during this Test. Kohli last scored an international ton in November 2019 in Kolkata which was also the day-night Test against Bangladesh.
As far as the series is concerned, India are leading the two-match Test series by 1-0 having won the opening game in Mohali inside three days. With WTC points on offer, the Rohit Sharma-led side will be keen on winning this series as while Sri Lanka will have to play extremely well to level the series.