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ACA sets ball rolling for city ODI

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 3 � The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) is all set to host the first One-day International (ODI) of the India-New Zealand Airtel Series at Nehru Stadium here on November 28.

Giving details about the preparattion for the match, ACA president Gautam Roy said in a press conference today that almost all arrangements hav been completed and different sub-committees have started working on their designated duties.

ACA secretary Bikash Baruah revealed that the preparation of the pitch and outfield of Nehru Stadium is in full swing under the watchful eyes of curators Dr Sunil Baruah and Ratul Das. Both the teams will arrive here on November 26. The New Zealand team will be accommodated at Hotel Nakshtra, while the Indian team will stay at Landmark Hotels.

Both the teams will have their workout session at the Nehru Stadium on November 27. The Indian team will practice from 9 am, while the New Zealand team will have their practice from 11 am. The match will start at 8.30 am on November 28.

The security plan for the match, in and around the RG Baruah Sports Complex, is already completed. Apart from Assam Police personnels, the ACA is also arranging for private security. Close circuit cameras will be installed in various places, including all the gates of the stadium. Nimbus will telecast the match live.

Roy said Assam Police will put in ist best efforts to see that the security angle during the match remains tight as on previous occasions, including the high-profile India-Pakistan ODI in the city.

ACA treasurer Ghanashyam Baruah said 16,650 tickets will be issued for sale. The rates of tickets ranges from Rs 210 (students and disabled) to Rs 6,000 for Gate No. 8A. The rates of the tickets remain the same as was in the last India-Australia ODI.

The tickets will be issued to the public at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Barsapara from November 20 through Bank of India. Tickets to the ACA affiliated districts will be issued as per previous norms. The ACA treasurer said this time there will be a addtional expditure as this time they have to prepare a 2,500 sq ft AC room for Nimbus. If all all the tickets are sold, ACA will earn Rs 1.24 crore and another Rs 81 lakhwill come from inside stadium advertisments.

ACA officials Dr Brajen Gohain, AG Zaman, Bishnuram Nunisa, Sushanta Biswa Sarma, Pradip Hazarika and Imdad Hussain were also present in the press meet.

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ACA sets ball rolling for city ODI

GUWAHATI, Nov 3 � The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) is all set to host the first One-day International (ODI) of the India-New Zealand Airtel Series at Nehru Stadium here on November 28.

Giving details about the preparattion for the match, ACA president Gautam Roy said in a press conference today that almost all arrangements hav been completed and different sub-committees have started working on their designated duties.

ACA secretary Bikash Baruah revealed that the preparation of the pitch and outfield of Nehru Stadium is in full swing under the watchful eyes of curators Dr Sunil Baruah and Ratul Das. Both the teams will arrive here on November 26. The New Zealand team will be accommodated at Hotel Nakshtra, while the Indian team will stay at Landmark Hotels.

Both the teams will have their workout session at the Nehru Stadium on November 27. The Indian team will practice from 9 am, while the New Zealand team will have their practice from 11 am. The match will start at 8.30 am on November 28.

The security plan for the match, in and around the RG Baruah Sports Complex, is already completed. Apart from Assam Police personnels, the ACA is also arranging for private security. Close circuit cameras will be installed in various places, including all the gates of the stadium. Nimbus will telecast the match live.

Roy said Assam Police will put in ist best efforts to see that the security angle during the match remains tight as on previous occasions, including the high-profile India-Pakistan ODI in the city.

ACA treasurer Ghanashyam Baruah said 16,650 tickets will be issued for sale. The rates of tickets ranges from Rs 210 (students and disabled) to Rs 6,000 for Gate No. 8A. The rates of the tickets remain the same as was in the last India-Australia ODI.

The tickets will be issued to the public at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium, Barsapara from November 20 through Bank of India. Tickets to the ACA affiliated districts will be issued as per previous norms. The ACA treasurer said this time there will be a addtional expditure as this time they have to prepare a 2,500 sq ft AC room for Nimbus. If all all the tickets are sold, ACA will earn Rs 1.24 crore and another Rs 81 lakhwill come from inside stadium advertisments.

ACA officials Dr Brajen Gohain, AG Zaman, Bishnuram Nunisa, Sushanta Biswa Sarma, Pradip Hazarika and Imdad Hussain were also present in the press meet.