India v England: Remaining three T20s in Ahmedabad to be performed behind closed doorways

Ahmedabad crowd

Crowds in excess of 66,000 have been present for each of the first two T20s

England’s remaining three Twenty20 internationals against India in Ahmedabad will be played behind closed doors because of rising coronavirus cases in the state of Gujarat.

Crowds over 66,000 and 67,000 attended the first two games, on Friday and Sunday respectively.

Players did not come into contact with spectators and the ball was sanitised every time it was hit into the stands.

The third match of the series, which is level at 1-1, will be on Tuesday.

The game will be England captain Eoin Morgan’s 100th T20 international.

A statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said: “The decision was arrived at following detailed discussions with the state and local health authorities. “The BCCI will continue to comply with all the regulations put in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus and will always put the health and safety of its fans and stakeholders at the top.”

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