Nagpur: As Sunday the January 29 approaches fast, the cricket fever has reached a crescendo in Orange City. Frenzied activities have gone abuzz. Crazy fans are all set to watch the Second T20 match between India and England to be staged at Jamtha Stadium of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA). And Nagpur police too have geared themselves up to ensure the big event passes off peacefully, without hassles on all fronts. With the VCA paying Rs 40 lakh to city police for safety, security and other operations, the cops have put in their act in place and drew a ‘fool-proof’ strategy to ensue everything goes well.
As the D-Day closing in fast, frenzy to book tickets for the big event is being witnessed. The craze to watch every ball, every four, every six hit by players and other dramatic moments from close range has overpowered the cricket buffs. There is mad rush to book tickets. As the tickets are being sold online, the website www.bookmyshow.com is being visited in thousands.
There will be no Ticket counter at VCA Jamtha main Stadium on match day — Jan 29, 2017. The fans will not be allowed in the stadium with online printouts & SMS on match day. A physical ticket is a must to gain entry in the Jamtha Stadium.
According to reports, the online quota for Rs 400/500 category is already exhausted.
The cricket buffs have been asked by police not to carry bags, helmets, cameras, bottles, laptops, lighters, weapons, tins/cans, water balloons, umbrellas, and many more stuff inside the stadium due to security reasons.
City police have made elaborate arrangements for parking of different vehicles on the match day. The arrangements are as follows:
• At Jamtha T-Point on Wardha Road, parking will be for two-wheelers and four-wheelers.
• At the vacant place in the north of Jamtha Stadium, parking arrangements have been made for vehicles of VVIP and VIP.
• At the vacant place in the east of Jamtha Stadium, arrangements are being made for parking of OB Van, Press vehicles and also the police vehicles.