Cricket fans return to witness match at Oval in London

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Cricket fans returned yesterday at The Oval in London for a friendly between Surrey and Middlesex chose as a pilot event by the UK government.

More than 1,000 spectators were allowed for the two-day match as plans are worked on for a return of spectators following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans were seated across two stands with alternate rows free and with a two-seat gap between family groups of a maximum of six.

It must be noted that it was for the very first time that the sporting event witnessed a crowd since March. Last month, ECB decided that artificial crowd noise and music will be used in the stadium to pump up players during England vs West Indies Test series.