Although the sporting world has tried to get back on its feet after the Coronavirus pandemic almost made it impossible for certain sporting events to go ahead as planned, most of these events are happening inside closed doors. In a big development, it is now being reported that the second of England-New Zealand Test match of the two-match series will be able to host around 18,000 spectators each day.
Notably, the second Test match is slated to be held at Edgbaston, Birmingham and the crowds will be allowed to occupy around 70 per cent of total stadium capacity. However, each individual ticket holder must present a negative COVID-19 report conducted within 24 hours in advance of the day they are attending in order to watch the day's cricket action. Meanwhile, it is further being said that all ticket holders will need to be aged 16 and over.
Will be great to welcome cricket fans to Edgbaston: Chief Executive, Edgbaston
"Whilst public health is the priority, the first stage pilots have shown how people can safely start to enjoy the things they love; live sport and music. It will be great to welcome cricket fans to Edgbaston and give the England team a huge boost as nothing beats the atmosphere that crowds create here," Suart Cain, Chief Executive at Edgbaston, was quoted as saying in an official release.
Meanwhile, ticket holders will be contacted by Edgbaston Stadium with the steps regarding their tickets and even an option to claim a refund if they no longer wish to watch the match. Similarly, Under 16 ticket holders will also be provided with options regarding their tickets.