PCA Allowed 50% Crowd For Virat Kohli 100th Test Match

Punjab Cricket Association has made a decision to allow fans to watch first test match between India and Sri Lanka which will also be 100th Test Match for Virat Kohli. The decisions comes after repetitive requests made by Virat’s fans who are excited to see him perform for his 1ooth test match.

Earlier, the state cricket association said that there will be complete ban on spectators despite the fact that cases of Covid-19 were declining. PCA took a U turn in its decision on Tuesday when fans didn’t stop themselves from taking a glimpse of Virat Kohli practicing in his net sessions.

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RP Singla Treasurer of PCA told TOI that, “Keeping in mind all Covid-19 protocols, the PCA has got the Indian cricket board’s (BCCI) nod to allow spectators at 50% capacity for the first Test. With the decreasing number of Covid-19 cases in the city, the PCA has decided to also open online sale of tickets for the game.”

He added, “Also with Punjab going through polls, we will have to keep everything in mind in terms of security and crowd safety. We are also ensuring all possible steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 virus. The decision was taken considering the sentiment of the fans eager to watch Kohli playing his 100th Test. For the third consecutive day, many young fans were seen waiting for hours in anticipation of catching a glimpse of their favorite cricketers.”

Jay Shah Secretary of BCCI said, “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.”

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