India vs South Africa: The second match of the five-match T20 series between India and South Africa will be played on June 12 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. For this, all the preparations have been made in the stadium of Katke. Even if there is a possibility of rain, the stadium management is ready for it.
Players Reached Cuttack
Indian and South African cricketers reached Bhubaneswar on Friday for the second T20 match to be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on 12 June. Hundreds of cricket lovers gathered at the airport and on the way to get a glimpse of the Indian players. Indian and South African cricketers were accorded a traditional welcome upon their arrival at the hotel. The officials of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), including its president Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, have also welcomed the cricket stars.
Both teams will practice tomorrow
President Pankaj Lochan Mohanty said, ‘Today both the teams have reached Bhubaneswar. After having lunch, they will rest today. Both the teams will go for net practice tomorrow. The OCA president said, ‘If it rains, the entire stadium will be ready for the match within half an hour. We have covered the entire ground to drain the water.
review of security arrangements
Earlier in the day, Odisha DGP Sunil Bansal and other senior police officials took stock of the security arrangements at the ground. Bansal said that a month ago, after a coordination meeting with all the stakeholders, necessary arrangements were started for the match. The DGP said, ‘All security arrangements have been made for the match. Mock drill has also been done. The spectators should watch the match calmly, for which their coordination is also needed.
The T20 match in Barabati will be the second match of the current five-match series. In the first match of the series held in New Delhi on Thursday, the Indian team had to face defeat against South Africa.