IND vs WI 2022: After the humiliating defeat in the Test and ODI series on the South Africa tour, Team India is now all set to return to the limited-overs home series against the West Indies (IND vs WI). The tour will start on February 6 with an ODI match. All 3 matches of the ODI series will be played at the Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Apart from the ODI series, a 3-match T20 series is also to be played. Now the Gujarat Cricket Association (JCA) has made an important and big announcement regarding the presence of spectators in the ODI series.
ODI series to be played behind closed doors
The first match of the ODI series to be played between India and the West Indies (IND vs WI) will be played from 6 February at the Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The second match will be played on February 9, while the third and last match will be played on February 11. Before that, the Gujarat Cricket Association (JCA) has announced on Tuesday that all three matches of the ODI series will be played behind closed doors. Spectators will not be allowed inside the stadium. GCA tweeted from its official Twitter handle saying,
In view of the current situation, all matches will be played behind closed doors. The stadium has completed all the preparations for hosting the West Indies Tour of India ODI Series 2022. The first ODI on 6 February is going to be a very special and historic match. Because this will be the 1000th ODI match of Team India. The Indian team will be the first cricket team in the world to achieve this feat.
Spectators are allowed in the T20 series
Apart from 3 ODI matches, 3 T20 matches are also to be played between India and West Indies (IND vs WI). The T20 series will be held at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. For which the West Bengal government had approved the attendance of 75 percent of the audience. Cricket Association of Bengal President Avishek Dalmia said in a statement,
We express our gratitude to the Honorable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Secretary, and the Government of West Bengal for announcing the resumption of sports activities as well as allowing 75 percent of the spectators’ capacity to be brought back to the stadium.