The threat of cyclone Kyant looms over the series decider of the ongoing five-match ODI series between India and New Zealand which is scheduled to be played in Vizag on Saturday (October 29).
According to the reports, “We hope that cyclone Kyant does not hit the city like cyclone Hudhud. Nearly 60% of the tickets have been sold out as on Wednesday. If there is any rainfall, it will affect practice of the players, who will arrive here on October 27,” Parthasaradi (Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association secretary) said.
Meanwhile, said Andhra Cricket Association general secretary and BCCI vice-president Gokaraju Gangaraju assured that the stadium has the required equipment to stage the match as scheduled.
“There won’t be any problem. Our groundsmen can clear the rain water from the stadium in just two to three hours with super-soppers and the advanced drainage system,” he added.
“We had successfully conducted the ODI match between India and West Indies on November 24, 2013 after the rain stopped just a few hours before the match. However, a T-20 match between India and New Zealand on September 8, 2012 was called off without a ball being bowled following heavy rains,” he said.
In case, the match will abandon and series will get Tie so both the teams are curiously waiting this Match who will clinch the trophy.