NCOC allows 25 percent of the crowd for the New Zealand series in Pakistan


The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan’s central body to fight against Covid-19 has allowed 25 percent of the spectators for the upcoming series between Pakistan and New Zealand.

National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has approved 25 percent of the spectators to witness the ODI and T20 series between Pakistan and New Zealand.

Approximately, 4500 capacity of people can watch the ODI series which is going to be held in Rawalpindi, and 5500 can be accommodated to watch the T20 series at Lahore.

Only those who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and have immunization certificates will be allowed to enter the stadium.

“Spectators are the essence of any sporting event as they create an ambiance and atmosphere for the players to excel, perform and enjoy. In this background, we are grateful to the NCOC for allowing the PCB to invite 25 percent crowds for the eight matches,”

said PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan on Monday (August 30). 

“I am sure following the NCOC decision, the unvaccinated cricket followers will expedite their vaccination process so that they can witness the first series on home soil between the two sides since 2003.

“This will be an opportunity for the spectators to not only enjoy some quality cricket in the season-opening series but also support and back players from either side as the ODIs count towards the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification, while the T20Is will lead into the ICC T20 World Cup,”

Khan added.

The New Zealand tour will start with three ODI matches that Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium will host on September 17, 19, and 21. After the ODI series, New Zealand will move to Lahore for five T20I matches at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

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