Cricket fans in Indore can rejoice as booking online tickets for India-South Africa match will start at 9 am on Saturday and will be extended to Sunday.
Meanwhile, those wanting to go for a cash purchase from bank counters must wait for another day as cash purchase tickets for east and west stands (upper and lower tier) would start on Sunday and continue on Monday with a specific quota per day.
The online ticket will be available on the site www.bookmyshow.com and a maximum of two tickets can be booked (for one or multiple categories of tickets) per attempt.
For cash purchase, tickets for east and west stands would be sold partly through the box office and partly online on Sunday and Monday.
According to Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, fans could purchase general tickets from Bank of India (Yeshwant Niwas Road Branch) and Bank of India, (collectorate branch) on Sunday and Monday, between 10 am and 2 pm.
Students can avail concession by purchasing from Bank of India, (Dewas Naka branch), Bank of India, (Kasturba Gram) and Bank of India, (Kanadiya Road branch) between 10 am and 2 pm.
Concession will be granted only after students furnish photocopy of their valid photo identity from their educational institutions.
Those who book their tickets online, can collect their tickets from Bank of India, (Annapurna branch), Bank of India, (Mahalaxmi Nagar branch) on October 12 and 13 in between 10 am and 2 pm, while tickets will be available from Bank of India, (Yeshwant Niwas road branch) between 9 am and 11 am on October 14.
Cricket fans need to carry their original identity card for verification at the ticket counter to collect tickets purchased online. Tickets will not be issued on failure to submit photocopy of one’s identity card at the collection counter.
Virtual fence to surround Indore stadium
In the wake of recent Cuttack incident, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association leaving no stone unturned to keep tab on such incidents through virtual eyes (CCTVs).
In this connection, the association will install about 70 CCTVs inside and outside the stadium including few high mega pixel cameras so that activity of each and every one in the stadium could be captured in Holkar Stadium.
Speaking to media persons Jasdeep Singh of Sukhmani Safety Solutions, agency which responsible to install CCTVs inside and outside the stadium said in simple words, we can say the “Virtual Fence” will surround the stadium along with guards and police jawans on October 14 outside, while inside we could keep tab on activity of each and every spectator thanks to high mega-pixel cameras, which could be used in India for very first time.
Commenting on the new technology used in Indore ODI, Singh said for the first time in India we are using 30 megapixel CCTV at stadium.
MPCA chief executive officer Rohit Pandit said, “We are opting for the best for the latest CCTV surveillance, mechanism to ensure maximum coverage and identification to assist the department of police and administration, who maintain highest standard of safety, security and law and order”.