India vs England will play Tests at the world’s largest cricket stadium
The world’s largest cricket stadium is set to make its debut with a Test between visiting England and host India. India vs England will play two Tests at the world’s largest cricket stadium during the New Year tour of India. However, due to coronavirus, the gallery may be without visitors. This information has been confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The venue for the first-ever England-India match has been decided at the Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, which has a capacity of 110,000 seats. Which got more exposure last February. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a mega rally in the presence of visiting US President Donald Trump at the stadium.
But a cricket official in Gujarat told AFP that authorities in the world’s second-largest coronavirus country had not yet made a decision on whether to allow spectators there until January.
England will play two Tests on Sri Lankan soil at the closed-door stadium in January before heading to India to play a four-match Test series. The tour schedule has been arranged to make up for the series that was canceled due to the Corona epidemic.
The first Test of the series will start on February 5 in Chennai. The second Test will also be held in Chennai. The venue in Ahmedabad has been selected for the last two Tests of the series. Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, said being the first international team to play at the stadium would “add an extra dimension to the tour”.
The two-nation series will play an important role in determining which two countries will play in the final of the World Test Championship. Australia is currently at the top of the 9-nation championship. India is second and England is third. The top two teams will compete in the championship final at Lord’s next year.
After the Test series, England and India will face each other in a five-match T20 and a three-match ODI series. Ahmedabad will host the T20 series and Pune will host the ODI series.
The England team was scheduled to tour India in September-October for a limited-overs series as per the pre-arranged schedule. The Twenty20 World Cup was then scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November. But everything gets stuck because of the epidemic.