Tickets for the third Test between India and England at the world’s largest cricket stadium went on sale yesterday (Sunday).
The Day-Night Test will be the first International match at the renovated Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, which has a seating capacity of 110,000.
The third Test will begin from February 24, with 50-per-cent capacity allowed in the venue for the last two of the four-match series, the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) said.
England will play two Tests, including a day-night match, and five T20 Internationals against India at the stadium, with tickets priced between Rs.300 to Rs. 1000.
GCA vice-president Dhanraj Nathwani said in an interview with IndiaToday: “We are honoured to be hosting this series after a hiatus and are excitedly looking forward to entertaining gathering of cricket fans at the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera considering social distancing and safety norms.
“We hope normalcy returns soon and we get to see the stadium packed with fans cheering from all the stands for their teams.”
India did not host a single cricket game in 2020 after being hit by COVID-19, though 2021 will see the country host four Tests, five T20Is, and three ODIs against England on their home soil from February. In the first Test match at Chennai, crowds were not allowed to enter the stadium.
However, after an 11-month break, fans were welcomed in the second Test at the same venue, with 50 per cent of the total stadium’s capacity allowed.