26 November 2019
Cuttack: Printing of 5300 tickets for the upcoming India-West Indies ODI match to be held at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on December 22 has been cancelled owing to the dilapidated condition of Gallery No 7, informed Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Sanjay Behera on Tuesday.
However, the number of tickets earmarked for public sale remains unchanged, added Behera after the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Cuttack reviewed the progress of preparation for the said match.
Behera informed that both India and West Indies team will be arriving in Bhubaneswar on December 19. The BCCI has reserved rooms at Hotel Mayfair Lagoon in Bhubaneswar for both the teams.
Two Volvo A/C coaches will be arranged for transportation of the teams from the hotel to the stadium. The buses will be stationed at Bhubaneswar and handed over to police one day before the arrival of the team for necessary security check-up.
Behera has asked the spectators to maintain discipline while watching the match. While carrying off some items along with use of polythene has been prohibited, persons found throwing any objects in and on the ground will be handed over to police.
Spectators have also been cautioned not to indulge in anti-racial activities or comments. Anyone found doing so shall be expelled out of the stadium and invite legal action. In any case, spectators will not be allowed for re-entry.
As an extra precautionary measure nets have been erected on stands to prevent spectators from throwing any objects on the field. As major infrastructure of the stadium has been damaged in Cyclone FANI, authorities are working on war footing basis to restore it by December 15.
Behera further informed that prices will be fixed for the food vendors. Branded food vendors will be allowed to set up counters in the stadium who will provide hygienic food at reasonable prices.