Coronavirus updates: The first match of the three ODI series between India and South Africa was canceled due to rain in Dharamsala.
According to the Sports Ministry, the tournaments which cannot be avoided should be organized without spectators.
Now the remaining two matches of the three ODI series between India and South Africa can also be held in the empty stadium. The first match was canceled on Thursday, March 12 due to rain.
The second match between the two teams will be played at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on March 15 and the third match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 18.
A BCCI source said, “The board has received an advisory from the Sports Ministry. Obviously, if we are not allowed to gather crowds, then we have to abide by that. ”
The Sports Ministry has issued an advisory, which states that tournaments that cannot be postponed should be held without audience.
According to the Ministry’s Advisory, no sports event should attract crowds. Necessary events should be held without an audience. Precautionary measures have to be taken before players go on tournaments or training abroad.
All sports associations follow the World Health Organization guidelines regarding ranking tournaments and the Olympics.