Spectators expected in India’s England tour
The fans are set to return in England as the hosts take on India in the summer in 2021. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has revealed a provisional fixture on Wednesday (November 18). There, ECB has shared plans to get crowds back again into the stadiums.
According to the fixture, England will host India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in their summer season. India will play five Tests. Test matches will be played in Trent Bridge, Lord’s, Emerald Headingley, the Kia Oval, and Emirates Old Trafford.
Earlier this year, Pakistan and West Indies travelled England for Tests while Ireland and Australia travelled for limited-overs series.
However, ECB are planning for spectators in the stadium from their next summer’s home games. “We had an amazing summer of international cricket this year with some memorable performances, and we know how much enjoyment it brought to people whilst staying at home,” ECB chief executive officer, Tom Harrison, said in a release issued by the board.
“Next year we’ve got another big international programme to look forward to, with the thrill of a five-match Test series against India as the centrepiece, compelling white ball series for our men and women, and an Ashes Series for our Visually Impaired team,” the CEO added.
“It’s an exciting prospect for England fans, and while COVID-19 means there’s still a great deal of uncertainty, we really hope to be able to welcome fans back into the grounds safely next year to bring that unique atmosphere to stadia across the country.”
India’s Provisional Schedule for 2021 Test Series In England
August 4-8: 1st Test Match, Trent Bridge
August 12-16: 2nd Test Match, Lord’s
August 25-29: 3rd Test Match, Headingley
September 2-6: 4th Test Match, Oval
September 10-14: 5th Test Match, Old Trafford.