The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has decided to bring up certain changes, mostly not so convincingly good, in the prices of the tickets for the One Day International to be held between India and Sri Lanka on 2nd November at the Barabati Stadium in Orissa.

OCA Secretary Asirbad Behera said that prices of tickets for the special enclosures have been enhanced as of now. But the ticket prices for all the seven galleries remain the same as were fixed for the T20 match, Behera was heard telling the reporters at a press conference organized in Cuttack on Saturday. 

The day and night One Day International match, which will be the tour opener, just in case, for the visitors, would begin at 1.30 pm and the gates would be made open for the spectators at 9.30 am. Tickets for public would be sold at the stadium counters on October 30th and 31st, timing being from 9 am to 9 pm.

While there were no information on takers to insure the T20 match that was scheduled to be played here under OCA on the October 22nd, Oriental Insurance Company (OIC) has come up to insure the ODI for a eye catching deal of some Rs. 20 crore for which the OCA has already paid a premium of Rs 7 lakhs so far.

Meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar and Cuttack Commissionerate Police have made distinct and discrete security arrangements for the stay, travelling and management for the match day for the international players. The players of both the teams are likely to arrive in the state at the end of this month, most probably on October 31st.

The players would be travelling with police escort to Cuttack for two days of practice and on November 2nd to play the match, Behera said adding that the Cuttack district administration has been requested about the provision of the adjacent Baliyatra ground for parking of vehicles, if possible though.


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