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Rohit Sharma, Tim Southee pose with the series trophy. (Photo: Twitter)

Friday’s second T20I between India and New Zealand will see a capacity crowd at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, the secretary of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA), Sanjay Sahay, confirmed.

The match will be the second of the 3-match T20I series between the two sides and India currently has a 1-0 lead having won the first game yesterday in Jaipur. For the game, the state government has given permission to allow 100% of the seats to be filled.

The state government has okayed for a full capacity and we are all set to witness a full house in India after a long, long time. There will also be food available in the stands. Normalcy is back again.”

Ravichandran Ashwin
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People have been fed up after being in the lockdown for close to two years and the match, so there’s a big excitement for the match tomorrow. There will be people back on the roads again,” Sahay was quoted as saying to PTI.

A notification issued by the state government reads that the fans who have taken both their COVID-19 doses or have a negative RT-PCR test result will be allowed to enter the venue tomorrow.

Mark Chapman and Martin Guptill
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There will be multiple checking and spectators will have to produce double vaccination certificates or a negative RT-PCR result done within 48 hours. We have 80-odd tickets left which are all for the emergency quota and we don’t keep them for sale. The seats remain vacant so we are all set to have a full capacity,” Sahay further mentioned.

“Heavy dew expected from around 7:30 pm onwards” – Curator for the second T20I between India and New Zealand

The chief curator, Shyam Bahadur Singh, revealed that the toss is expected to have a significant role in tomorrow’s game as there is heavy dew expected half an hour after the game begins.

India Team
India Team (Credits: Twitter)

Heavy dew is expected from around 7.30 pm onwards. We will take all possible measures to negate the impact. It would be a sporting wicket. T20 is a game of entertainment, not a classic version. People will come to watch some power hitting and not to see a Ranji or a Test,” Bahadur said.

If India wins tomorrow’s match, they will take an unassailable lead in the series.

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