Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma arrived in Guwahati today for the first ODI match between India and Sri Lanka on January 10
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma arrived in Guwahati today for the first ODI match between India and Sri Lanka on January 10. The rest of the team will be landing in the city later in the day today, along with team Sri Lanka.
The teams would be putting up at Radisson Blu hotel.
The city of cricket lovers is all set to host the first ODI match at ACA cricket stadium in Barsapara in Guwahati.
The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) is taking all the necessary steps to host the game. The ground team at the Barsapara Stadium has initiated preparations to get the ground ready for the match.
Taranga Gogoi president of ACA said that the ground is getting prepared. It is going to be one of the best grounds and the ACA is expecting it a packed stadium for the ODI. Gogoi also said that this match would help ACA prep up for the World Cup match that the Association hopes to host in Guwahati.
“We are 100% prepared to host the upcoming ODI series between India and Sri Lanka,” Gogoi said sharing details of the arrangements made to ensure that there are no power cuts, no issue with the lights and no pests, insects and snakes on the ground like it had happened during the India-Sri Lanka match when a snake had sneaked into the ground while the match was on.
“There were a few hiccups in the last match (IND Vs SA) like the lights went off, there was a snake incident also. This is a 10-yr old stadium with Sodium Vapour Lamps of those times. Now we have ordered LED lights. We got this match too early, we could not change the LED lights. There will be individual generators for each pole. We have hired an NGO who is sanitising the spraying the entire ground to ensure that there are no snakes or any other pests and insects entering the ground during the match,” ACA president Gogoi said.
It is to be mentioned that, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Barsapara cricket stadium in Guwahati yesterday evening to take stock of the preparations for the India-Sri Lanka ODI match to be held on January 10. CM Sarma inspected the arrangements at the stadium where preparations for the crucial match are almost complete.
Tickets for the match are available online on Make My Show and offline at ticket counters of Nehru Stadium in Guwahati. Tickets at just Rs 475 are available for students.