Jyotiraditya reviews ODI preparations
JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA along with district administration top brass on Thursday reviewed the cricket stadium and arrangements for the One Day International (ODI) match to be played between India and England on April 15 at Usha Raje Cricket Stadium. MPCA officials including Chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia, president Shravan Patel, secretary Sanjay Jagdale, jointUpdated: Apr 07, 2006 14:58 IST
JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA along with district administration top brass on Thursday reviewed the cricket stadium and arrangements for the One Day International (ODI) match to be played between India and England on April 15 at Usha Raje Cricket Stadium. MPCA officials including Chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia, president Shravan Patel, secretary Sanjay Jagdale, joint
secretaries Vasu Gangwani and Subhash Bais, treasurer Dilip Chudgar, Stadium committee chairman J S Anand and co-chairman Shravan Gupta, Dr M K Bhargava, finance committee chairman Sethiya and others, Indore Divisional Commissioner A K Das, District Collector Vivek Aggarwal, IG Shailendra Shrivatsav, SP Adarsh Katiyar, Additional Collector Rameshwar Gupta and other officials carried out detailed inspection of the stadium.
MPCA secretary Sanjay Jagdale explained in detail the entry point of VVIPs, VIPs and media and the district administration requested some changes to be made, in view of the security aspect.
After going through the stadium, Scindia chaired the committee meeting and gave green signal for complimentary passes to be issued and tickets to be sold.
It was decided to give one complementary pass to State panel umpires, Ranji players and players represented junior level and they have been earmarked separately and would be sitting in one area.
Being the last one-dayer, all prizes of the tournament would be distributed at Indore and MPCA is expecting all the top officials of BCCI and sponsors to arrive here to witness the event.
Speaking to media after the meeting, Scindia said the stadium was not constructed for one match the infrastructure had been built as per the guidelines of BCCI and ICC.
The stadium is for all and Scindia was happy to see the progress of the construction and preparation of the ground and the wickets. He congratulated MPCA officials for working 24 hours to update the stadium.
He said it would be a good batting wicket and Indore cricket lovers can watch good batting from both teams. He said they were preparing batting wicket to get good entertainment for Indoreans.
Whatever the result of the series, seniors would take part in the last match and there would not be second line team to play at Indore, he said.
When asked about the name of the stadium, he reserved his comment and said, ‘‘first let the game begin, we will think of naming the stadium later on.’’
A committee member of MPCA said the meeting did not discuss naming of the new cricket stadium, though several names were doing the rounds including Colonel C K Nayudu, Capt Mushtaq Ali, Holkar, Chandu Sarwate and few more. For the time being it would continue to be MPCA Usha Raje Stadium.
Some members felt that the name of the stadium may be declared on eve of the match. MPCA was keeping its cards close to the chest and people would have to watch and watch.
First Published: Apr 07, 2006 14:58 IST