IND vs ENG: Booking of tickets for the third Test between India and England at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will begin from Sunday, officials of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) said.
The Day-Night Test will be the first International match at the renovated Motera stadium, which is the biggest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1,10,000.
The 2nd Test in Chennai saw crowds return to the stadium for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 12,000 fans watched Day 1 action of the 2nd Test from the stands at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
The 3rd Test between the two teams will get underway on February 24. The online sale of the tickets will get underway at 11 am IST on Sunday. The tickets are priced between Rs 300 and Rs 1000.
A press release by the association read:
“Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) is thrilled to welcome cricket fans for one of the most riveting series between India and England when it opens the gates of The World’s Largest Cricket Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad after a break of six years! The booking for the 3rd test match against England will open at 11.00 AM on February 14, 2021. The authorities have decided to allow 50% of spectators of the stadium’s capacity during the test matches at GCA’s cricket stadium at Motera.
Shri Dhanraj Nathwani, vice president of Gujarat Cricket Association, said:
“We are honoured to be hosting this series after a hiatus and are excitedly looking forward to entertain gathering of cricket fans at the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera considering social distancing and safety norms. We hope normalcy returns soon and we get to see the stadium packed with fans cheering from all the stands for their teams.”
“We at GCA thank Shri Jay Shah, secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allocating two test matches and five T20 International matches at this newly built cricket stadium,” said Shri Nathwani.
How can you book your ticket?
Fans can book tickets on the GCA website and BookMyShow’s web and mobile platforms. The pink ball test, the third game in the series, will start on February 24th, for which the tickets have been priced between Rs 300 and Rs 1,000.