Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the venue for the second Test match featuring India and New Zealand, has been allowed 25 percent of spectators starting from December 3. However, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) official said they are trying to increase the limit to 50 per cent. Currently, the Wankhede Stadium has a seating capacity of 30000.
"As per the general order of the Maharashtra government signed by the chief secretary, 25 per cent crowd is allowed for the Wankhede Test as of now. MCA is still hopeful that they may give us 50 percent crowd permission," the official said.
With the pandemic bringing the sporting action to a halt in the past year, the stadium last hosted a Test match back in 2016 against England.
The Kiwis are currently involved in a riveting contest at Kanpur in the first of the two-Test series.