CHENNAI: The Indian cricket team has ended its restraining period ahead of the much-awaited four-Test series against England starting on Friday. All Indian players, coaches and assistant staff, as well as all the players of the England team, have also been negative. As a result, both teams are allowed to practice outside. In the past, players from both teams practiced only inside the closed door. The Indian team practiced its first outdoors on Monday evening after successfully passing the Covid test. The team also posted some photos of the practice session on its Instagram page. The photo of Delhi fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who returned to the team after a long absence, was welcomed by his teammates and welcomed the practice session. In the other photo, bowling coach Bharat Arun is with some assistant staff. In the third photo, captain Virat Kohli is seen. England are scheduled to practice their first outing on Tuesday morning. England’s all-rounders Ben Istox, Jorfa Archer and Rory Burns have already completed the Covid test and are also in training. These players came directly to India from England. Other English players arrived in Chennai a little late to play the series in Sri Lanka. 50% of spectators will be allowed to enter the stadium in the second Test of the India-England Test series. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association made the announcement on Monday. The decision came after the Tamil Nadu government allowed 50% of spectators to attend all sports, including cricket. The union had been considering allowing the spectators since the first Test, but was forced to cancel the decision due to lack of time. However, from the second Test onwards, 50 per cent of the spectators at the M A Chidambaram Stadium, or 25,000 spectators, will be allowed, a senior union official said. “After discussions between the BCCI and the union, it was decided to allow spectators from the second Test,” he said. The Gujarat Cricket Association has already given permission to the spectators for the third and fourth Tests to be played in Ahmedabad.