India vs Sri Lanka: KSCA allow 100 percent stadium capacity for Bengaluru Test

The second Test between India and Sri Lanka, a pink ball game that begins on Saturday, could witness a full house in Bengaluru.

R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli will be key to India's chances in Bengaluru 2nd Test (Reuters Photo)

R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli will be key to India’s chances in Bengaluru 2nd Test (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • KSCA allowed 100 percent stadium capacity for 2nd test in Bengaluru
  • India will contest its third day-night test at home in Bengaluru
  • A friendly match was last played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in June 2018

Karnataka State Cricket Association on Thursday allowed a 100 percent attendance for the second test between India and Sri Lanka at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, due to a sharp drop in Covid-19 cases and high demand for tickets.

“KSCA is pleased to announce that the day-night test cricket match between India and Sri Lanka, which took place on 12th

“Given the high number of responses and as there are no other restrictions on spectators, KSCA will open ticket sales for the full capacity of the stadium,” KSCA Treasurer Vinay Mruthyunjaya said in a statement.

The prices of the tickets per day have been kept at Rs 1250 (Grand Terrace), Rs 750 (E-Executive), Rs 500 (D Corporate) and Rs 100 respectively.

The venue set to host the first friendly, former captain Virat Kohli’s 100th in the longest format, was with Mohali to give the Sri Lankan team from Bengaluru a direct flight home to Colombo.

India won the first Test by one innings and 222 runs to take a 1–0 lead in the two-match series. The series is part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.

Bengaluru last hosted a friendly in June 2018, with Afghanistan making its debut in the format.

The first test between India and Sri Lanka, which was also Virat Kohli’s landmark 100th test, allowed a 50 per cent spectator capacity at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

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