MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has given the go-ahead to Mumbai Cricket Association to allow 100 per cent seating capacity for the upcoming India-New Zealand Test, to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai next month.
MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex will also host a preparatory camp for India's Test specialists ahead of the two-match series against New Zealand.
Sources within the MCA confirmed that the government has indeed given the go-ahead for having 100 per cent capacity for the second Test at Wankhede.
"Yes, the government has allowed MCA to have 100 per cent capacity for the second Test at Wankhede. We will also be hosting a preparatory camp at the Bandra-Kurla Complex from Monday to give the players a proper chance to get ready for the series," the source said.
All the Test specialists including Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha and Umesh Yadav will be part of that camp.
Earlier, MCA had written to the Maharashtra government to allow 100 per cent crowd for the second Test to be held at the Wankhede stadium from December 3.
New Zealand will start their tour of India with a three-match T20I series, followed by the two Test matches.
The T20Is will be played in Jaipur (November 17), Ranchi (Nov 19) and Kolkata (Nov 21). The two Tests will be played in Kanpur (November 25-29) and Mumbai (December 3-7). Agencies