The crowd limit for the third Test between India and Australia, beginning here from Thursday, has been reduced to 25 percent of the SCG”s seating capacity on advice of the New South Wales government after fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in the city.

Approximately 9500 people would be allowed to watch the game with the series currently locked at 1-1 following India’s remarkable comeback in Melbourne. The SCG has a seating capacity of about 38,000.

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“Reducing the capacity of the venue is crucial in achieving social distancing requirements, and we sincerely thank ticket-holders for their patience, as we process refunds today, reconfigure the SCG seating plan to deliver these social distancing measures and go back on sale,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said in a statement.

The SCG had hosted two ODIs and as…

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