India vs England: Pune set to witness cricket action in March
Maharashtra Cricket Association’s Gahunje Stadium in Pune is all set for the three ODIs that are scheduled from March 23
Pune: India will battle England in Blue jersey (ODI) in a three match series starting from March 23 in Pune.
Maharashtra Cricket Association’s Gahunje Stadium is all set for the three ODIs that are scheduled here, informed MCA President Vikas Kakatkar. All three day-night matches will be played beginning from March 23 (Tuesday), March 26 (Friday) and March 28 (Sunday).
However, the MCA said that there have been some discussions with the BCCI to move the final ODI from Pune to Mumbai to help smooth departure of the Englishmen. “There has also been some discussion that one of the matches, (last match on the 28th) may be shifted to MumbaI, to facilitate the teams departure from Mumbai to the UK, but the final decision in this regard is awaited,” stated a media release.
The release also stated, “As there are three matches that are planned, with back-to-back matches, the stadiums 3 main wickets, will find excellent use with each match being played on a fresh wicket,” the release added.
It also stated that a final decision with regards to percentage of audience will be decided at a later date.
Meanwhile, the Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash visited stadium recently to review the security arrangements and the stadium. Alok Kumar, Zonal Operations Manager, BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), also visited and inspected the Safety plan for the venue, as well as BCCI Advance party manager Prashanat Bisht, along with representatives of the broadcasters visited to inspect and check all the telecast facilities at the stadium.