The second India vs Sri Lanka Test, a day-nighter in Bengaluru, will have crowd attendance at 50% capacity.
However, the first Test, in Mohali, which is also likely to be Virat Kohli’s 100th, will have to be played behind closed doors from March 4 to 8 because of Covid-19 restrictions.
A Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) office-bearer has said that spectators would, indeed, be allowed for the five days of the Bengaluru Test, from March 12 to 16.
As for Mohali, a PTI report said that BCCI “won’t be allowing any spectators”.
The KSCA has also begun the sale of tickets for the Bengaluru Test.
The two teams are currently engaged in a T20I tussle, which India is leading 2-0 after winning the first game, in Lucknow, by a 62-run margin and the second in Dharamsala by seven wickets.
The third match of the series will also be played at the same venue later today.