A limited number of audience will now be allowed to witness the Australia-New Zealand matches that are to be held in Brisbane.
Supposedly held last March, the international match between Australia Women and New Zealand Women will now resume in Brisbane. As this marks the comeback of international cricket, a limited number of fans will now be allowed to enter the stadium.
Despite the fact that fans will be allowed to enter, the entire scenario will still be different from what had been used to. Now, fans will not be permitted to cross over in some zones within the stadium. Also, fans will be advised to stay distant from each other for about a couple of cricket bat lengths away.
With social distancing protocols to be observed, the attendance at the Allan Border Field will be capped at 50 per cent in line with the government’s regulations. Aside from social distancing, fans have also been advised to ‘try to keep shouting, singing, cheering or celebrating to a minimum to avoid transmission’.
To be safer, all ticketing and payment procedures had also been made contactless to minimize the risk of virus transmission among other audiences. Also, no high fives, autographs, or photos can be expected by the fans from the players.
To date, both players of Australia and New Zealand are still under a 14-day quarantine in Brisbane. Being allowed to play three hours a day at the Allan Border Field, the two sides are yet to face each other in a warm-up match before the international matches resume.
The last game in Australia which had been played in front of a crowd is the Women’s T20 World Cup which they won. Now, they will face the White Ferns in a five-match series of games that are to be played starting September 26. To further understand how cricket is played, check out Betwala.
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