THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The online ticket sales of the India-West Indies One-Day International (ODI) match, to be held at Sports Hub, Kariavattom, will begin on October 17. Tickets are priced at C1,000, C2,000 and C 3000. A share of the income garnered from hosting the match will be donated to the CMDRF.
Both teams will reach Thiruvananthapuram on October 30. The West Indies team will conduct practice at the Sports Hub on October 31 morning, while Team India will train in the afternoon. The teams will be put up at Leela Raviz at Kovalam. The Prisons Department and Kudumbashree have been charged with distributing food in the stadium.
Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Friday inaugurated the organising committee meet. Kadakampally said the capital city had played a wonderful host to New Zealand in the T20 match last year. Hailing the Kerala Cricket Association’s decision to donate to CMDRF, Kadakampally offered all support from the state government to ensure the successful conduct of the match.
KCA treasurer K M Abdurahman said Rs 50 lakh will be handed over to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday towards the CMDRF.Of the surveyed population, 96.28 per cent participated in various forms in the flood-relief activities, while 34.98 per cent contributed to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. 18.94 per cent was part of the rescue operations. 34.78 per cent made donations to the flood victims while 7.58 per cent was part of all the above-mentioned activities.
While 79 per cent had heard about climate change, 20.02 per cent replied they had not. 20.37 per cent listed floods as the natural calamity that they have heard about, 17.19 per cent listed drought while 8.43 per cent listed cyclone and 10.28 per cent mentioned earthquake. 43.74 per cent listed all four. 77.91 per cent said they turned off the gas stove when leaving their homes, while 22.09 said they did not.