The long wait is finally over! After facing a nearly one-year hiatus due to a coronavirus, a smile would be on the fans’ faces as they prepared to witness a sporting event after a delay that seemed no less than torture. Cricket is ready to return to its true form in just a few days, with India hosting England in the second test of the series at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
When the whole world was thrown into confusion due to the outbreak of coronavirus – which led to a pause in sporting events – India skipper They grow kohli he had said that it was difficult to recreate any “magic moments” without fans. Kohli and Co, who want revenge on the confident English side in the second test, will experience the first day of school on Saturday, with crowds – perhaps in shades of blue and white – welcoming from the stands.
In the long-awaited second test in Chennai, 50 percent of the crowd’s capacity will be allowed at the stadium. Fan excitement can be judged by the fact that all 15,000 tickets for sale were completed within sixty minutes of their entry into the network. However, the sudden return of fans can leave people worried about their safety. In order to eliminate all threats related to the transmission of coronavirus and without compromising the safety of all,
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has established stringent measures that include building a medical room and an isolation room on site. Five medical pavilions have been set up, and if a person is found coughing or sneezing in the stadium, he or she will be moved to an isolation room to receive medical treatment.
Similar to the norms in cinemas and theaters, cricket fans will be located in the stadium with a free space between them, with installed CCTV cameras to monitor closely. In addition, there will be volunteers at the stadiums to check that all protocols are being followed.
“For the first test we had volunteers in all the stands who returned the ball. After the ball was returned, it was sanitized by the referees on the field. The player who first catches his hand on the ball also disinfects his hand. This will continue, “TNCA RS Secretary Ramasaamy told The Times of India.
“We will have volunteers to check that all protocols are being followed. If there are problems, they will let us know and we will deal with them. We will also have a separate crew to monitor the video surveillance footage. If they find a problem, they will inform the volunteer at the specific stand, “he added.
The TNCA, earlier this week, also focused on people wearing masks and following social distancing on the premises. “The authorities will take strict disciplinary action against all persons violating security and safety protocols,” the statement said.
The following set of guidelines has also been issued by the TNCA:
1. A face mask covering the mouth and nose is mandatory for entering the stadium and maintaining social distance in the stadium premises at all times.
2. Persons showing any symptoms of COVID 19 such as Fever, Cough, Cold, etc., will be denied entry to the stadium.
3. Prohibited items include: Bags, jolts, short boxes, radios, laser pointers, digital diaries, laptops, computers, tape recorders, recorders, binoculars, remote controls, flammable material, musical instruments, loudspeakers, professional / video cameras, biscuits , food and drink, bottles or any items that could be used as a weapon, cause damage / injury and / or endanger public safety and security.
4. Promotional / commercial materials, ambush marketing in any form, banners and flags showing patented commercial logos, which in the view of the Association / Organizer may conflict with the rights of any official sponsor of the match, will not be admitted to the stadium.
5. Smoking, alcohol and illicit substances such as drugs are prohibited.
6. Spectators are warned not to indulge in or display anti-racist, religious or political activities, false / offensive / disobedient languages in the stadium that could disrupt the game and such persons will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
7. Spectators must not deposit / hand over any of their belongings to security guards / employees or other staff at the gates.
8. Spectators are advised not to desecrate national flags or national symbols and those who are found to be doing so will be handed over to the police.