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Fans queue up for historic pink-ball Test tickets in Ahmedabad - in pictures

Up to 55,000 fans will be allowed to attend third Test between India and England

The historic pink-ball Test between India and England in Ahmedabad begins on Wednesday and fans are trying to get their hands on match tickets.

The third Test of the series will be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium - the world's largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 110,000.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Indian board to restrict venue capacity to 50 per cent, which translates to 55,000 fans.

That's still a lot of fans at the stadium and cricket enthusiasts lined up outside the Sardar Patel Stadium to get their match tickets on Saturday.

The stadium at Motera has 11 pitches on the main turf, four dressing rooms, indoor nets, state-of-the-art drainage system and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

Both teams will be in the city for a month as the Sardar Patel Stadium hosts the final two Tests of the series and the subsequent five-match T20 clash.

Published: February 20, 2021 04:50 PM