The BCCI has given a go-ahead to the Punjab Cricket Association to allow at least fifty percent crowd in Mohali which will be the venue for the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka. This also happens to be the hundredth Test match for India’s modern-day legend Virat Kohli. One of the successful Test skippers of India, Kohli was set to play his hundredth Test match, but in front of empty stands with BCCI and PCA not allowing spectators earlier. However, after a lot of noise on social media, and looking at the stature of the cricketer, the authorities seem to have changed their minds.
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India vs Sri Lanka in Mohali is still 72 hours away, but the game day is still very much anticipated among the fans. Reason? It will be Virat Kohli’s hundredth Test match. Although his fans are not happy with the crowd absence at the stadium, they would like to give their King a fitting tribute on March 4 at the PCA stadium by switching on the television sets from wherever they are. Meanwhile questions were asked that why the home association or the BCCI is hell bent on not allowing crowd when the worst of Corona pandemic is clearly over. The second Test match in Bengaluru will see fans; moreover venues for Windies series: Kolkata and the other venue of the Sri Lanka series did allow some fans.
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