English Cricket Chiefs Hopeful Of Increased Crowds
After being designated as a British government test event, England’s one-day international series versus Sri Lanka is expected to draw greater crowds than expected.
— 24 News HD (@24NewsHD) June 21, 2021
Free From Current Severe Limits
The specific numbers involved were not disclosed in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement, but matches at Durham, the Oval in London, and Bristol next week will be free from the current severe limits placed on outdoor events following the coronavirus outbreak.
English cricket chiefs hopeful of increased crowds for Sri Lanka ODIs
— TOI Sports (@toisports) June 21, 2021
17,000 Fans Allowed To Watch
Around 17,000 fans allowed to watch England vs New Zealand second Test at Edgbaston.🏏
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— SportsTiger (@sportstigerapp) June 10, 2021
More than 17,000 fans were allowed in daily for a Test match against New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham, and England has already participated in one such pilot event.
— Kashmir Sports Watch (@Ksportswatch) June 10, 2021
“Events Research Program”
The following white-ball series against Pakistan, which has traditionally drawn large crowds when spectators are permitted into their matches in England, is also expected to be included in the government’s plans, “Events research program,” but for the time being, the Sri Lanka fixtures are the most important.
New Zealand is looking forward to playing a white-ball series against Pakistan before the T20 World Cup. The series will prove beneficial for both sides to improve their T20 skills before the global event kicks off on October 17 in the UAE.#NZvPAK | #Cricket | #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/wEKT42UUG0
— Cricket Room (@cricketroom_) June 27, 2021
“We will continue to do everything we can to bring as many people as possible back watching live sport and cultural events as safely and swiftly as possible,” said Oliver Dowden, the UK Government’s culture and sports secretary.