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Fans will be permitted into the stadium for Virat Kohli's 100th Test match against Sri Lanka.

The BCCI has enabled people to see Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match at Mohali, India vs Sri Lanka, the first test.

Reversing an earlier decision, the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, which will be Virat Kohli’s 100th match, will be played in front of fans, starting on Friday. In a statement released on Tuesday by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, cricket fans will be able to witness Kohli’s 100th Test match. First Test between India and Sri Lanka will not be held behind closed doors at Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali, Shah stated.

A number of considerations come into play when State Cricketing Associations decide whether or not to allow fans into the stadium. It has been confirmed that cricket fans can see Virat Kohli play his 100th Test match,” I have spoken to the PCA office bearers. However, even though the recent white-ball series against the West Indies was played behind closed doors, the drop in COVID-19 cases in the country permitted the hosting organizations to admit crowds.

It was because of polling the day before that UPCA held the Lucknow T20I sans crowds that supporters in Kolkata and Dharamsala were allowed to see the games.

Wishing Virat Kohli the best of luck in his 100th Test like a champion cricketer. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our fans. The country hopes that he will continue to represent them in future contests. As previously mentioned, the PCA has verified that visitors are welcome to watch the Test.

For the forthcoming Test match, the BCCI has instructed us to have a 50% capacity audience. PCA treasurer RP Singla told PTI on Tuesday that BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had contacted and assured us that a 50% crowd would be allowed. As a result, we are making the appropriate arrangements.

At a previous meeting, it had been decided that Kohli’s historic Test match would be held in closed session only. There was a lot of skepticism, with many claiming that the BCCI had not done enough to honor the reigning cricketing superstar.

According to Singla’s statement last week, there were still new COVID-19 cases arising in and around Mohali, hence spectators would not be allowed.

The Pakistan Cricket Association (PCA) had also decided to honor Kohli for his 100th Test appearance. Since his debut, Kohli has amassed 7962 runs at a batting average of 50.49% in 99 Tests.

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