As India get set to face England in a thrilling 5-match Test series, there have been lot of speculations around the number of fans to be allowed inside the stadiums. However, things have been opening up in England recently as Wimbledon also announced that full-capacity crowds will be allowed at Centre Court from quarter-finals onwards.
After the move by Wimbledon, there was a suggestion that England Cricket Board (ECB) might also take the big step of removing the restrictions on the capacity of stadiums that have been in place since cricket began in the country. As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions on Monday, the upcoming 5-match Test series will finally become the first cricket event in the country to allow full-capacity crowd inside the stadiums.
How many fans will enjoy the live action in England?
India are set to play a 5-match Test series against England starting from August 4 onwards. The capacity of the venues where the matches will be played is as follows:
1st Test - Trent Bridge (Capacity - 17,500)
2nd Test - Lord's (Capacity - 30,000)
3rd Test - Headingley (Capacity - 18,350)
4th Test - The Oval (Capacity - 25,500)
5th Test - Old Trafford (Capacity - 26,000)