Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Oct 10:
Sale of tickets for the T20 match between India and West Indies, scheduled on October 22, would begin in the three counters at Odisha’s Barabati stadium in Cuttack from October 19.
The tickets would be sold in counter no 1, 2 and 3 of the stadium from October 19 to 21, said secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Asirbad Behera on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the commissionerate police had a preparatory meeting over the security arrangements for the players and the spectators.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, the twin city police commissioner Dr RP Sharma said tight security arrangements would be in place for the players of both the teams who would arrive in Bhubaneswar on October 21.
The security cover for these players would remain in force during their stay at Hotel Mayfair in the capital city and the match at the stadium.
Referring to the security measures in the stadium, Sharma said to ensure security for the players and the spectators, CCTV cameras would be installed inside the stadium.
“Apart from this, steps have been taken for parking of vehicles near the stadium”, he said adding that a temporary control room would be opened near the stadium to maintain law and order.
He also said that keeping the large number of spectators in view, the gates of the stadium would be opened from 3 PM onward to avoid rush.
The police commissioner also informed that considering the threat of terrorist outfits including Al Qaeda, all police stations in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar cities have been asked to conduct a thorough check on all hotels and lodgings to verify the detailed records and addresses of people who have been staying or had checked in over the last one week.
Among others, BJD MLA Debasish Samantray, additional police commissioner Santosh Bala, Cuttack DSP Sanjiv Arora and Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi were present at the meeting.