India-Sri Lanka ODI in Vizag is on: ACA

Updated: 12 December 2009 09:38 IST

Amid rumours of cancellation of the India-Sri Lanka second ODI, the Andhra Cricket Association on Saturday said the match will be held as scheduled.

Hyderabad:

Amid rumours of cancellation of the India-Sri Lanka second one-dayer in Visakhapatnam, the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) on Saturday said the match will be held as scheduled despite the Telangana crisis.

"The match is very much on. All arrangements are in place and we will start sale of tickets from Monday," ACA president Gokaraju Gangaraju told PTI from Vijayawada on Saturday.

Gangaraju dispelled rumours that the match might get cancelled in view of the prevailing crisis over Telangana.

"We have spoken to the Joint Action Committee that is organising the protests and it has assured us that the match will not be disturbed," Gangaraju added.

Rumours started spreading that the second ODI would be cancelled after the scheduled sale of tickets for the India-Sri Lanka match was put on hold Saturday.

Asked if the match is doubtful because of the ongoing agitation, Visakhapatnam City Commissioner of Police, N Samba Siva Rao said the information available with him was that BCCI is for going ahead with the match.

Samba Siva Rao said he was keeping a watch on the current situation and said additional forces would be required for maintaining security around the stadium apart from controlling the protesters.

"If the tendency of protests continues further, we will definitely request for more security forces as conduct of an international event also requires deployment of more number of police force," the top cop said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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