There is to be a two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka, whose first Test match will be played in Mohali from March 4. This test will be the 100th match of Virat Kohli’s career.
Indian cricket team currently Sri Lanka (India vs Sri Lanka) busy in T20 series against After this three-match series, the entire focus will be on the Test series. The two-match Test series between the two teams will start from March 4. This series is part of the ICC World Test Championship and along with it Rohit Sharma (Rohit Sharma) The Test captaincy will also begin. These things make this series special, but the first match of this series is going to be made even more special, the first test to be held in Mohali, which is the 100th test match of former Indian captain Virat Kohli. (Virat Kohli’s 100th Test Match) Will happen. Every cricket fan is waiting for this special achievement of Kohli, but the hopes of going to the stadium to witness it closely have got a setback from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
International cricket is being played in India amidst a decrease in the cases of corona virus infection, but the spectators are still not allowed to come fully in them. Although there was some spectator entry in the matches of the T20 series against West Indies in Kolkata, but in the Sri Lanka series, matches are being played without the presence of spectators and the same trend will continue in the first match of the Test series as well.
Entry ban on the orders of BCCI
The Punjab Cricket Association has made it clear that after the order of the BCCI, the first Test match to be held in Mohali will be played without the presence of spectators. Describing this information that has disappointed the fans of Kohli and Team India, PCA Treasurer RP Singla told news agency PTI, “Yes, as per the guidelines of the BCCI (Cricket Board of India) general spectators other than those on duty will not be allowed for Test matches.”
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The reason for this decision is being told about the latest cases of Kovid-19 in and around Mohali. Singla said, “Fresh Kovid-19 cases are coming to the fore in and around Mohali, so it would be better that we all follow safety protocols. Surely the fans will be disappointed as the international match is being held in Mohali after almost three years.
PCA to honor Kohli
Apart from the Corona cases, it was also kept in mind that most of the Indian players will join their Indian Premier League (IPL) teams in ‘bubble to bubble transfer’ after the end of the second Test. However, the PCA is putting up ‘billboards’ throughout the stadium to celebrate the occasion of this great achievement of Kohli’s illustrious career. Regarding this Singla said, “We are putting up big billboards and our PCA Apex Council has decided to honor Virat as well. We will do it at the beginning of the match or at the end as per the instructions of the BCCI.
100th Test from Bangalore to Mohali
Earlier, Kohli’s 100th Test match was to be played in Bangalore, which has been Kohli’s home ground of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL for the last 15 years. But this opportunity was also snatched from Kohli. Keeping in mind the corona infection and bio-bubble, the schedule of the series was changed, after which the first test match was assigned to Mohali and the second test to Bangalore.