India vs South Africa: Small Spell Of Rain Likely For Second T20I In Cuttack

India vs South Africa: Small Spell Of Rain Likely For Second T20I In Cuttack

Ahead of the second T20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday, Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) did not rule out the possibility of one or two showers in the evening but it will not affect the game. “The chance is 50:50. We cannot say for sure that there will be no rain in Cuttack on Sunday evening. There may be a slight interval but there is no possibility of heavy rain,” said HR Biswas, Director, RMC Bhubaneswar. Told PTI.

Biwas said that the sky will remain cloudy. “There may be thunderstorms in the evening and it will be known about three to four hours in advance, but there will be no heavy rain that could affect the match.”

An Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) official said preparations were being made to deal with the situation.

“In consultation with the BCCI Technical Committee, we have constructed a sand-based ground for better drainage. The OCA has purchased rain cover for the entire FOP (playground) from England. He has also bought another Super Super. Australia. Ground preparations will be completed despite the rain throughout the day. ” They said. The international cricket event in Odisha after a gap of two and a half years has created a lot of excitement among the cricket fans here.

This madness was seen on Saturday when the players of both the teams practiced at Barabati Stadium here.

“Match day feels like a non-match day. A crowded stadium here in Cuttack to watch the #TeamIndia train,” the BCCI tweeted and shared photos of the players practicing in the sea of ​​spectators. کیں۔

The last international cricket match was played between India and West Indies on December 22, 2019 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

Meanwhile, the Odisha government in a statement urged sports enthusiasts who come to watch the match to take precautionary measures and wear masks to protect themselves from the heat wave.

Commissioner of Police SK Priya Darshi said that wearing a mask is a must. “No one will be allowed inside the Barabati Stadium on Sunday without a mask.”

The use of water bottles, lighters, matches and helmets as projectiles is prohibited inside the stadium.

Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police Punk Mishra said tickets for the match were clearly marked ‘No Mask No Entry’ and spectators were asked not to bring coins, knives and other items.

He said only mobile phones and sunglasses would be allowed inside the stadium.

The food will only be available at stalls set up by OCA, which has also made extensive arrangements for drinking water in the pavilion.


Mishra said that about 62 police platoon (1 platoon consisting of 30 personnel) would be deployed during the match, for which the toss would be at 6.30 pm. The gates of Barabati Stadium will be open for spectators from 3pm on Sunday.

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