The second India vs England Test will begin on February 13 at Chepauk. It is the first-time fans will be allowed inside a cricket stadium for a global fixture in Chennai considering that the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets for the Chepauk Test went on sale on February 8, and it was announced that the stadium would only seat 50% of its capacity. Although all ticket sales happened online, fans were required to collect their physical tickets from the stadium, face to face, on February 11.

Ticket redemption for the Chepauk Test started at 10:00 AM on February 11 from Booth No. 3 on Victoria Hostel Road. Encouraged to use masks and preserve social distancing, excited fans gathered to the Chepauk in big numbers ahead of the second Test.

Many publications and fans published images from outside the Chepauk on Twitter. Spectators were delighted by the prospect of returning to the stadium quickly, as they could not await the start of the 2nd Test.

Some fans likewise posted photos of the tickets, tweeting that the long wait for the passes deserved it. In photos that went viral on social media, fans can be seen waiting in long lines outside the Chepauk stadium as they await their turn. Many posed happily with their passes, with the happiness at the prospect of seeing Virat Kohli and co., evident on their faces.

A Times of India report laid out the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association’s plans to welcome spectators back to the stadium.

Fans will be seated in alternate chairs to make sure social distancing. Much like the very first Test, the ball will be sanitized each time it discusses the border and into the stands. Entry points will see volunteers bring out temperature level checks, and any viewer flouting rules will be kicked out after a caution.