By Kaya 959 Reporter
Fully vaccinated cricket fans will soon be allowed back into stadiums for live matches.
Cricket South Africa announced amended COVID-19 regulations that will allow fans back at stadiums. While vendors will be operational, unfortunately under the current regulations alcohol may not be sold or consumed in the vicinity of the stadiums.
An outer ring will be created before the turnstiles where security will validate each person entering the stadium.
Fans will be required to carry their original vaccination card or present a printed copy of the SA government-issued Vaccinated Certificate.
Fans can also present a digital version of the Vaccinated Certificate, ID document, Drivers Licence or Passport will have to match the details on the Vaccination Certificate.
Fans will be allowed to buy tickets for the remainder of the matches for the TKO competition currently taking place.
CSA says capacity will be split over suites, stands and the grass embankments. Ticket sales to fans will be conducted online only, in line with the health and safety regulations to reduce interaction with spectators.
Access control will follow the normal protocols.
Ticket and accreditation cards will be strictly monitored to provide a detailed log of all access to the stadium.
All tickets will be unreserved to allow spectators the ability to social distance. Patrons will need to scan their own tickets once they arrive at the turnstiles.
CSA Acting CEO Pholetski Moseki says they are delighted to welcome back fans.
“Our most important stakeholders are coming back to the stadiums. Cricket is yet again in a good space and there is a lot of hard work taking place to ensure that the game of cricket is placed on the top spot,” says Moseki.