Day 5 of Ranji Trophy final to be played behind closed doors
The day 5 of the Ranji Trophy 2020 final between Saurashtra and Bengal will be played behind closed doors amid coronavirus fears. Just like other sporting events, the Ranji Trophy also became the latest cricket activity affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to play the rest of the final of 2019-20 season behind closed doors with no fans allowed in the stadium.
“No public will be allowed on the final day. Only the players, match officials and media are allowed,” BCCI general manager by the name of Saba Karim, who is also the in-charge of domestic cricket was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
This important decision came right after the Sports Ministry’s advisory to all national federations to follow the Health Ministry’s advisory and ignore large gatherings in sports events.
However, this government’s directive would not have a massive impact on the final day’s proceedings because hardly few spectators came to watch the action on the previous four days.
It will be quite interesting to see how Bengal play for their maiden title since 1989-90 while Saurashtra are also chasing their first title.
The fastest-growing disease has already claimed the lives of around, 4100 and has infected more than 1,60,000 people globally and has also wreaked havoc the international calendar of various sporting events across the world.
(With PTI inputs)