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Indian cricket team practises in two sessions

The Indian cricket team began its practice in two sessions in the pleasant weather at the picturesque Civil Service Ground in Belfast.

cricket Updated: Jun 22, 2007 14:53 IST

The Indian cricket team began its practice in two sessions in the pleasant weather at the picturesque Civil Service Ground on in Belfast on Thursday.

The players were at the ground for three hours in the morning and they went for the training again in the evening at five pm.

With rains forecasted in coming days, it would be important to keep an eye on the weather during the three-match series to be played between India and South Africa.

The Rahul Dravid-led team, which flew into the city on Wednesday will also play a warm-up match against Ireland on Saturday.

Ireland Cricket Union's Media Relations Officer Barry Chambers said they were expecting a good turn out if the weather remained fine as the game of cricket was catching up in Belfast after Ireland's performance in the recent World Cup.

"Our popular sports are rugby and soccer but cricket is catching up after Ireland beat Pakistan and advanced to the second round in the World Cup," he said.

"The stadium's capacity is over 4000. We have kept two ticket categories. 35 pounds each for adults and 15 pounds for those below 16 years of age," he added.