Bhubaneswar: The stage is all set for the second T20 international match between India and South Africa to be played at the iconic Barabati Stadium in Cuttack tomorrow (June 12). Both the teams are scheduled to hit the practice sessions at the Barabati ground today. Ahead of the crucial match, the Commissionerate Police on Saturday claimed to have
made elaborate plans for the security of players as well as the spectators. Briefing the media, Cuttack DCPPinak Mishra today said that around 62 platoons of police force have been mobilised in this regard. “We have made adequate arrangements to ensure that spectators enjoy the match without any hassle. There would be special security cordons in and outside the stadium,” said Mishra.
As per Mishra, the gates of Barabati stadium will be opened for the entry of spectators from 3 pm tomorrow. The fans will enter the stadium as per the gates mentioned in their respective tickets.
The senior Commissionerate Police officials said that several objects which can be hurled like water bottles, sticks, lighter and helmets have been banned inside the stadium. Mishra said spectators need to keep their helmets in the parking lot. No water bottles will be allowed as the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has made adequate provisions to provide drinking water inside the stadium. The spectators will also not be allowed to carry any food items inside the stadium. We appeal to spectators not to bring any electronic equipment, sharp objects and coins as well. Only mobile phones will be allowed. As per BCCI guidelines, the OCAhas also appealed to spectators to wear face masks and there will be no entry without masks. All the police personnel will also wear masks,” Mishra added. Govt issues advisory for sunstroke
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today issued an advisory for sunstroke in view of the India Vs South Africa 2nd T20 match at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack to be played tomorrow. Ÿ All the visitors have been asked to enter the stadium peacefully in a line and carry either handkerchief or a towel. They also have been urged to wear white light cloths and caps to keep themselves cool from the scorching heat wave condition. Ÿ The State government also has appealed to the cricket lovers, who are all set to witness the much- awaited match, to drink adequate water and avoid consumption of any narcotics items. Ÿ The government has also made it mandatory for
the audience to wear face masks to prevent the COVID virus. Ÿ The match will be played at 7 PM tomorrow.