The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has opened its gates for spectators ahead of Virat Kohli’s 100th Test in Mohali. Previously, the association had said that the historic match will be played behind closed doors. The PCA had said that the Board Of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) had instructed them not to allow spectators. However, Virat Kohli fans were agitated and demanded the BCCI and PCA to allow the fans to watch the game inside the stadium.
The fans have successfully persuaded the bodies and now the BCCI and PCA have allowed a 50 per cent capacity crowd in the I.S.Bindra Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is around 25000 people, which means that around 12500 people are allowed to be present in the stadium. Meanwhile, the PCA treasurer RP Singla has said that the tickets are available from March 2 and can be purchased online.
“We got the communication from BCCI about the allowing of fans for the 1st Test match at Mohali,” said PCA Treasurer RP Singla. “So far, we will allow online sale of tickets from Wednesday onwards. Fans will be there to watch Virat Kohli play his 100th Test match.”
The tickets are up for the public from 12 pm on March 2. The tickets can be purchased from Paytm Insider. This is the first time Mohali will be hosting a Test match since 2016. At that time, India hosted England and thrashed them by eight wickets inside four days. Talking about the game and series, India and Sri Lanka would like to earn some points during the two-match series for the Test Championship cycle 2021-23.
Sri Lanka is on the top of the table with two wins in two games with a win percentage of 100. On the other hand, India are tottering at fifth position with four wins in 10 games with a win percentage of 49.07.