Countdown Begins for India-Australia T20 Battle in Guwahati (Assam)
Guwahati, November 25: The cricket fever is set to soar in Guwahati as the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) gears up to host the much-anticipated third India-Australia T20 match on November 28 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
This match is a part of the bilateral T20 series following the World Cup 2023, marking a significant event in the cricket calendar of the country. India is set to face Australia marking their first clash since the dramatic World Cup 2023 finals where India faced a heart-wrenching defeat against the Aussies.
Preparations in Full Swing
The ACA has left no stone unturned in preparing for this international fixture. The Barsapara Stadium, known for its world-class facilities, is being readied to host 35,000 spectators, with 25,000 tickets already sold out.
The remaining 10,000 tickets are expected to be snapped up soon, given the enthusiasm among cricket fans. Additionally, a ticket counter has been opened at the Nehru Stadium to facilitate easy access for local cricket enthusiasts.
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Entertainment and Dignitaries:
In a press meet held today in Guwaahti, ACA President Taranga Gogoi revealed plans to enhance the spectator experience with a DJ, a laser show, and a fireworks display, promising an electrifying atmosphere. BCCI Joint Secretary Devajit Saikia also briefed the media regarding the upcoming match.
The event is also set to be graced by notable dignitaries, including BCCI President Roger Binny and Secretary Jay Shah, alongside officials from the Rajasthan Royals.
Team Logistics and Arrangements
The Indian team, led by Suryakumar Yadav, and the Australian squad are scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on November 27. While their practice sessions are yet to be confirmed, both teams are expected to have a session on the match day.
The Indian team will be accommodated at the Radisson Blu Hotel, and the Australian team at the Vivanta, ensuring top-notch facilities for the players.
A Boost for Local Tourism:
This international match is not just a sporting event but also a significant boost for local tourism. Guwahati, with its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty, is expected to attract a large number of tourists, including cricket fans from across the country. Local businesses, especially in hospitality and retail, are gearing up for the influx of visitors.