Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jan 16:
Braving the chilly weather, hundreds of cricket fans queued up at Barabati stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack city since midnight to avail tickets for the One-Day International (ODI) match between India and England scheduled to be played at the venue on January 19 as selling of tickets started from today.
A total of 15,444 tickets will be available for public at three counters of the stadium from 9 am to 6 pm on January 16 and 17, sources said.
As per the decision of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), one person can purchase a maximum of two tickets from the counter.
Tickets for special enclosure, new pavilion, AC and corporate box will be available at counter no. 1 near horse gate. All transactions at the counter will be cashless.
Similarly, tickets for gallery no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 will be available at two counters towards the indoor hall of the stadium.
Those wishing to avail tickets from counters worth over Rs 2,000 would have to pay in cheques, bank drafts or cards.
Tickets costing below Rs 2,000 can be purchased through cash. Card swipe machines will be available at ticket counters.
Barricades have been set up and CCTV cameras have been installed for smooth conduct of the ticket buying process. Besides, 10 platoons of police force have been deployed at the stadium.
The seating capacity of the stadium has been reduced from 45,500 to 43,500. As many as 64 CCTV cameras, four high-powered movable CCTV cameras will be operational inside the stadium on the match day.
While stadium gates will be opened at 10 am on the day, water bottles will not be allowed inside the stadium.
The two teams will arrive in Bhubaneswar on Jan 18.