HCA geared up for third T20 in city

Vivekanand reveals tickets worth around Rs 3.40 crore already sold for Friday’s tie

By Author   |   Sports Bureau   |   Published: 10th Oct 2017   4:48 pm Updated: 11th Oct 2017   12:25 am
India vs Australia Tickets in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) officials said that they are ready for the third and final T20 international between India and Australia scheduled to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in city on October 13.

HCA president G Vivekanand revealed that the tickets worth Rs 3.40 crore were already sold by Tuesday morning and around Rs 1 crore worth tickets would be sold by the end of the day. He also said that they are expecting a smooth conduct of the game and hoped to earn a good profit of Rs 4 crore from the match.

“The game is generating good response and excitement as the opposition is Australia. It is a good opportunity for all the fans from the State to witness the game. The tickets are being sold on a brisk pace. There is also a good response for corporate boxes. We made the tickets accessible to the people by online and at Gymkhana,” said Vivek on Tuesday.

The city has been receiving heavy rains since the last week and the trend is expected to continue. When asked whether the weather will be a worrying factor, Vivek revealed that the Uppal stadium has one of the best drainage systems in the country and that should help them conduct the match even though if rain is around.

“This time we are well prepared and we will have the entire ground covered if it rains. We also have two super-soppers ready. And once the rain stops, we can get the ground ready in two hours.”

He also credited the HCA officials for deciding to distribute the complimentary passes with a donation of Rs 2,000 towards the development of the game in districts of Telangana.

Secretary T Shesh Narayan said that they had a meeting with the police officials and the spectators will be allowed to carry their mobiles.

“We have had a meeting with Police officials and they responded positively. The mobile phones will be allowed inside the stadium.”

He also added that all the facilities are being arranged to make it spectator- friendly inside the stadium.

“We are also providing free drinking water from HCA to all the 39,000 spectators.There will not be any shortage of water. And we have also deployed around 160 house keeping people to take care of the washrooms. We have identified five parking lots for general public.

“Around 200 cars will be given passes for the parking at NSL for south stand ticket holders. 350 cars will be allowed inside the stadium. The church in Ramanthapur will host around 450 to 500 two wheelers. But, I request the public to use public transport. The buses are available before and after the match,” he added.