Ind vs Eng ODI series: The Maharashtra government on Saturday gave the green light to the three ODI series between India and England following a sharp rise in the number of Kovid-19 cases in the state, but the Maharashtra government has also shocked its Indian counterparts. In fact, the Maharashtra government has not allowed spectators to enter the stadium in three ODI series. The ODI series will be played behind closed doors.
There were some doubts that the three ODIs would be shifted elsewhere, but the ODI series was approved after a meeting between CM Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) president Vikas Kakakar. The Maharashtra Cricket Association said in a media release, “Maharashtra has seen an increase in cases of corona virus at present. In view of its seriousness, it was decided after the input of the Hon’ble Chief Minister that these matches would be allowed without spectators.” ”
The cricket body also said that the chief minister has asked the players and officials to take all necessary precautions. The statement further said, “The Chief Minister has requested the President of the Maharashtra Cricket Association to take all necessary precautions with regard to players and other officials. With this, the uncertainty about hosting the One Day International has come to an end. The union may begin preliminary work after obtaining permission to host the matches. ”
The Association also thanked former President of ICC, BCCI and MCA, Sharad Pawar for their help and guidance. “Three ODI series in Pune are scheduled to start from March 23. The next match of the series is on March 26 and the last match is on March 28.