Proteas to face India at empty SuperSport Park

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Proteas celebrate. (Photo by Randy Brooks/AFP)
Proteas celebrate. (Photo by Randy Brooks/AFP)

The first test between the Proteas and India will be played in an empty stadium at Centurion when the match gets underway on Boxing Day.

According to Rapport, while current Covid-19 restrictions as implemented by the government allow for 2 000 fans, Cricket South Africa (CSA) will not be putting any tickets on sale although some suite holders and delegates will watch the match live. 

That decision was reached as the organisation waits to see if there are any changes to government regulations regarding Covid-19 in the next week.

No tickets are on sale for the second Test at the Wanderers either with the official Twitter account for the stadium saying: "At this point, it isn’t clear if fans will be allowed. We will make further announcements in due course.".

India arrived safely in South Africa and have entered their Irene Lodge bio-secure bubble ahead of the three-Test matches and three one-day internationals (ODIs).

The three-match Test series will form part of the new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship 

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