- India has to play 3 Tests and 3 ODIs
- Kohli & Co. is staying at the resort
- Omicron cases rise in South Africa
The first Test between India and South Africa starting on December 26 will be played without spectators. This is because the host cricket board is not selling tickets due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the corona virus.
The ‘News24’ website, quoting the Afrikaans-language weekly newspaper ‘Report’, said that due to the Corona restrictions, the government has allowed entry to only 2000 fans, due to which only certain people will be able to watch the match in the stadium.
So far, tickets for the second Test, starting here from January 3, are also not being sold. The stadium’s Twitter account said, ‘No announcement has been made regarding the sale of tickets for the second Test between India and South Africa. It is not yet clear whether the audience will be allowed entry or not. An announcement will be made when the time comes.
Cases of corona infection have increased in South Africa for some time. Due to this, the remaining matches of the domestic tournament four-day franchise series were postponed. The Indian team has been staying at the resort since its arrival here on December 16 which is fully booked for it.
The third Test will be held in Cape Town from January 11. On this tour, a 3-match Test series and 3-match ODI series is to be played between Team India and South Africa. The Indian team has started giving shape to the preparations by reaching South Africa. Earlier the India A team had reached South Africa where they played three 4-day unofficial Test matches.