Fans To Be allowed For Virat Kohli’s 100th Test

Chandigarh: Fans upto 50 per cent will be allowed to watch former India captain Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match to be played against Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium from Friday, March 4.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, Jay Shah, confirmed that the Kohli’s landmark Test will not be played in front of empty stands, as had been planned earlier.

“The first Test between India and Sri Lanka to be played at the Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali will not be held behind closed doors,” Jay Shah was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“The decision to allow spectators into the ground is one taken by the State Cricketing Associations and in the present circumstances, is based on various factors.

“I have spoken with the PCA office bearers and they have confirmed that cricket fans will be able to witness the historic moment of Virat Kohli playing his 100th Test match,” Shah said.

PCA treasurer RP Singla had said last Saturday that spectators won’t be allowed for the match. “Apart from the people who are on duty for the Test match, we are not allowing any general spectators as per the directive of the BCCI,” Singla had said.

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