NCOC has allowed 25pc crowd occupancy at stadiums for PAK-NZ series: PCB

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed it had received permission frAom the government to allow spectators up to 25 per cent of the stadium’s capacity in the upcoming ODI and T20i series between Pakistan and New Zealand starting Sep 17, 2021.

The permission for a limited crowd was given by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) — the implementation arm of the National Coordination Committee on Covid-19.

This is New Zealand’s first tour to Pakistan in 18 years wherein the guests will play three One-day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals from Sep 17 to Oct 3 at two venues — Rawalpindi and Lahore.

The decision to allow a limited crowd means around 4,500 spectators will be able to attend the ODIs scheduled from Sep 17 to Sep 21, while approximately 5,500 spectators will be able to watch five T20s from Sep 25 to Oct 3.