The second Test at Chepauk, which begins on Saturday, would be the first occasion of fans being allowed for a sporting occasion in India for the reason that Covid-19 outbreak in March final 12 months. And as England pacer James Anderson stated on Tuesday, they’re wanting ahead to the fans returning so long as all the mandatory precautions are taken.
“Since the safety around our bubble at the hotel is so strict, I am sure they are going to take all the right precautions. We look forward to the fans coming in if it is done in a safe way,” Anderson stated.
One of the issues in these occasions is to do with the truth that fans will get their arms on the ball each time a six is hit after which return the ball to the sector of play. But as Anderson talked about, even in the course of the first Test, the ball was sanitised every time it was hit past the boundary.
“It is a very safe environment right now. I am sure that will continue for the next three Test matches,” the 38-12 months-previous noticed.
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary RS Ramasaamy stated that the ball will proceed to be sanitised by the on-area umpires every time it’s returned from the stands.
“For the first Test, we had volunteers in all the stands who were returning the ball. Once the ball was returned, it was sanitised by the on-field umpires. The player who got his hand on the ball first was also sanitising his hand. That will continue,” Ramasaamy advised TOI on Wednesday.
With solely 50% crowd capability permitted for this Test, fans should be seated in each alternate chair in order that social distancing is maintained always. In order to make sure that all of the protocols are adopted, elaborate preparations are in place.
“We will have volunteers checking whether all the protocols are being followed. If there is trouble, they will let us know and we will deal with it. We will also have a separate crew to monitor the CCTV footage. If they find any issue, they will inform the volunteer in that particular stand,” Ramasaamy knowledgeable.
In case anyone is discovered to be flouting guidelines, a warning will likely be given and a repeat will consequence in eviction from the stadium. Temperature checks and hand sanitising will likely be carried out at every of the 17 entrance factors to the venue, whereas face masks are necessary always.
What occurs if someone begins coughing and sneezing after coming into the stadium?
“Five medical kiosks have been set up and there will be four ambulances at the ground. We have a medical room with a doctor and an isolation room too. If we find people coughing or sneezing after they enter the stadium, we will move them to an isolation room. We will make sure they get medical attention and are moved out,” the TNCA workplace-bearer stated.