India will play the first Test against England this week without spectators, spectators will be allowed into the second test due to the improved situation of Coronavirus in the country.
The government allowed 50 percent spectators means that up to 16,500 people will be able to watch live in the stadium of Chennai.
The Tamil Nadu state cricket association said the first match in Chennai from Friday would be in an empty stadium “as a precautionary measure for Covid-19”.
The second game will be the first home Test for India with spectators since they played South Africa at Ranchi in October 2019.
India has the world’s second-highest number of pandemic cases, more than 10.7 million, but numbers of new infections and deaths have fallen dramatically in recent weeks.
The government this week eased pandemic restrictions so that stadiums can operate at 50 percent capacity.