- Big LED TV damaged, ticket counter still in ruins
- The height of grass in the field is being reduced by machine and hands, 2 mm grass is being cut.
Raipur. On Saturday, News2News.in team reached the stadium to take stock of the preparations. Here the ground and pitch are being prepared according to the rules of international cricket. The first international ODI match was played in the stadium on January 21 last year between India and New Zealand, after which no international match has been played in the ground. Only domestic cricket matches have been played, due to which no special attention was paid to the length and height of the grass in the field. In many parts of the field, the grass has grown up to 8 to 9 mm, which is now being cut to 7 mm with the help of two machines and hands. According to the ground caretaker, international cricket matches are played only on 7 mm grass. Due to grass not being mowed for a long time, it may take two to three more days to prepare grass up to 7 mm. On Saturday, the work of cutting and sorting the ghat continued in the field from 11 am to 5 pm.
■ 12:30 pm: Air show
■ 5:30 pm: Parade of Champ
Music Show: 500 Dancers
■ Champion Team: 1200 drone show
More than 100 chartered planes will land
More than 100 chartered planes are expected to land at Ahmedabad airport by Sunday. Ahmedabad airport has the capacity to park 30-40 chartered planes. In such a situation, many planes will be parked in Gandhinagar and Vadodara. At the same time, chartered planes of VVIPs and celebs have also been provided parking facilities in Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara.
Room rent up to Rs 3 lakh
According to Narendra Somani, President of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Gujarat, fans from Dubai, Australia and South Africa have also reached Ahmedabad. 30 to 40 thousand people are expected to come from outside. The rent of 5-star hotels has reached Rs 2.5 to Rs 3 lakh.
Ticket counter turned into ruins
The ticket counter outside Gate 5 of the stadium has turned into ruins, which has not been maintained by the Sangh this time too. In such a situation, people will get tickets not from the stadium but in the city like last time. According to the information, online tickets will start being available from Monday.
Big LED TV will not be able to be made
The big LED TV installed in the stadium has been switched off for the last two years, which the Cricket Association has not been able to repair yet. This time the big LED TV may be seen switched off during the match. According to the information, electronic parts of the TV are not available in the market, due to which the maintenance of the TV has not been done yet. Last year, during the India-New Zealand match, the big LED TV was switched off. Small TVs will be used in the match for DRS. Due to the big TV being switched off, the viewer sitting at a distance may face difficulty in seeing the score board. For this the viewer may have to use mobile.
Chhattisgarh Cricket Association will not install new chairs for spectators in the stadium. Last year about 7500 chairs were replaced. The union says all chairs are reclining. It is not damaged, although chairs are broken at some places in the ground, but their number is less. According to the information, this time also the facility of cushion in chairs can be available for the Gold Pass holders.
Chhattisgarh Cricket Association President Zubin Shah said that a one-day T20 match will be played between India and Australia on December 1 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium. Preparations have started on the field. This time too, we are trying to improve the match by giving our 100 percent. The round of meetings continues.
pesticide being put on grass
The grass in the boundary line and pitch of the field is being reduced. The height of grass in the boundary line has reached up to 9 mm at some places. At the same time, grass was also seen in the pitch line, which as per ICC rules, in an effort to improve the grass cover from the pitch, the height of the new Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket in the Chhattisgarh Cricket Association stadium will be reduced for the spectators. At some places in the field, plants with tufts of wild grass have also grown, which are being removed by hands. Pesticides are being added to the field through a machine. According to experts, bowling becomes very fast in Raipur pitch at night due to dew.
Rangoli artist Deepchand of Rajnandgaon made a picture of Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Australian captain Pete Cummins.
By performing havan and making rangoli of the World Cup trophy, cricket fans prayed for the victory of Team India.