Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), the hosts of the India vs New Zealand second Test match, have written to the Maharashtra government to allow 100 per cent of the crowd for the high-profile battle between the teams.
Meanwhile, the MCA president Vijay Patil will represent the cricket body during the BCCI 90th AGM, which will be held on December 4 in Kolkata. This decision was taken during the Mumbai Cricket Association Apex council meeting on Friday.
India are set to lock horns with New Zealand in the two-Test matches in the New Zealand Tour Of India, the first Test match will begin on November 25 at Green Park, Kanpur, and the second Test will commence from December 3 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
“We have applied for 100 per cent capacity to the government for India versus New Zealand match,” the official informed.
Notably, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) last hosted a Test game in 2016, and now after almost 5 years, they will be hosting the Test match. Meanwhile, the last international game hosted by MCA was the One Day International game between India and Australia in 2020.
India To Play Three T20Is and Two Tests Against New Zealand At Home
Other than the two-Test games, India will also play the T20 Internationals series against Kane Williamson and co., which will begin from 17 November at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, the second T20I will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, and the third one at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Virat Kohli has quit the T20I captaincy, so the newly appointed T20I skipper Rohit Sharma will be leading the team in the series. Kohli has not been named in the T20I squad as he has been given the much-needed rest also, he will not be part of the first Test match, and the team will be led by Ajinkya Rahane, but Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test game.
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