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England Vs India Test Series Set To Be Played In Front Of Capacity Crowd

India and New Zealand had played the World Test Championship final in front of a limited crowd at Southampton last month with the upper limited capped at 4000

England Vs India Test Series Set To Be Played In Front Of Capacity Crowd
Captains Virat Kohli, left, and Joe Root: The five-Test series between England and India starts with first match at Nottingham (Aug 4-8). File Photo

The five-Test series between India and England is set to be played in front of packed crowds after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions on Monday. (More Cricket News)

India and New Zealand had played the World Test Championship final in front of a limited crowd at Southampton last month with the upper limited capped at 4000.

The Indian players are currently on a break and will reassemble on July 14.

The five-Test series between England and India starts with first match at Nottingham (Aug 4-8), followed by Lord's (Aug 12-16), Leeds (Aug 25-29), Oval (Sep 2-6) and Manchester (Sep 10-14).

Johnson on Monday confirmed that all legal COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, including the mandatory wearing of face masks and a limit on the crowd at indoor, outdoor and sports events, will come to an end on July 19.

"We will remove all legal limits on the numbers of meeting indoors and outdoors," Johnson was quoted as saying by 'Sky Sports'.

"We will allow all businesses to reopen, including nightclubs. We will lift the limit on number of visitors to care homes and number of people attending concerts, theatres and sports events," he added.

"We will move away from legal restrictions and allow people to make their own informed decisions about how to manage the virus."

 
(With PTI inputs)
 
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