Vizag gears up for third India-Sri Lanka T20 match

Visakhapatnam: Preparations are underway in the city for the third T20 cricket match between India and Sri Lanka on February 14 and tickets will be sold to spectators from February 11.

Andhra Cricket Association and Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (ACA-VDCA) is making arrangements for the game, the last of the three-match series, at its stadium in Pothinamallayyapalem here.

Addressing a media conference today after a meeting of the ACA-VDCA Organising Committee, its Chairman M T Krishna Babu said the sub-committees appointed to make arrangements have submitted their reports.

It was decided that tickets to spectators priced in denominations of Rs 1,500, Rs 1,000, Rs 600 and Rs 300 will be sold through 20 e-seva kendras, he said.

Babu, who is also chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust, said tickets in denominations of Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 will be available at Axis Bank, Madhuravada branch and at the ACA-VDCA stadium. Online tickets in denominations of Rs 3,000, and Rs 2,000 will be sold through www.Kyazoonga.Com.

He said both teams will arrive here on February 13 afternoon.

Babu also inaugurated the new media box constructed as per instructions of BCCI, which has accorded Test status to the stadium.

Last year, a team of BCCI officials visited the stadium and told them to upgrade of the media centre, which is mandatory for Test status accreditation.

The new media centre, with global standards, has been constructed above the existing media box on northern side of the stadium, a release said.

The centre, which can seat up to 150 people, is equipped with all modern communication and other facilities, the release said, adding it has been constructed at a cost of Rs 1.15 crore.