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Tickets worth Rs 1.2 crore sold for 2nd ODI

Tickets worth Rs 1.2 crore have already been sold ahead of the second ODI, to be held here on Wednesday, a top official Kerala Cricket Association official said on Sunday.

“Tickets worth Rs 1.2 crore have been sold till today for the second ODI between India and England on January 15, which is a very encouraging response,” KCA secretary T C Mathew said. He said online ticket booking facility has been stopped as also in various districts and tickets worth Rs 25 lakh are still with them. These tickets would be sold in the 52,000 capacity stadium itself, he said.


TIGHT SECURITY FOR KOCHI MATCH


Foolproof security arrangements have been made around the recently refurbished Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here, which will host the second ODI between India and England, a top police official said. Inspector general of police (IG) K Padmakumar visited the stadium along with other top police officials and Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) secretary T C Mathew and saw the preparations, which were in the final stages. The security would be taken care by police force both inside and outside the stadium during the match, Padmakumar said. Sniffer dogs, anti-sabotage checking and bomb squad would conduct freqent checking inside the stadium, he said, adding, as part of integrated security system, about 50 cameras would be installed at the stadium.As many as 2000 policemen, including four superintendent of police, 24 deputy superintendent of police, 50 circle inspectors and about 300 sub-inspectors would supervise the security arrangements during the match, he said. Traffic management was going to be a challenge since there will be an increase of 25 to 30 per cent vehicles in view of the Sabarimala Makaravilakku festival. Spectators could carry drinking water inside the stadium, he said, adding that they should avoid carrying large carry bags to the venue. Inflamable items will not be allowed inside,’ he added.
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