Preparations for cricket match in Hubli reviewed
By Express News Service | Published: 16th September 2013 11:07 AM |
A preparatory meeting of senior cricketers in connection with the India A and West Indies A match at Hubli (October 9-12) was held at the KSCA ground at Rajnagar in Hubli on Sunday.
A number of senior cricketers from Hubli and Dharwad attended the meeting chaired by KSCA’s Dharwad zone chairman Veeranna Savadi.
Dharwad Zone Convener Baba Bhusad termed the match as an opportunity provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to Hubli and Dharwad to prove its organising capacity and build a good reputation. This in turn would certainly help the zone in getting more and more international matches in future. This would ultimately help uplift the standard of cricket in this part of the state, he added.
Entry to the match would be free and seating for around 10,000 to 12,000 would be provided.
Separate seating arrangements would be made for VVIP and VIPs besides senior cricketers, who will have to gain entry from gate no 3.
The main entrance would be reserved for the players and the BCCI officials, he said.
“Players of both the sides will reach Hubli on October 6 and will have net practise on October 7 and 8. KSCA coaches Armugam and Pramod Kamat will act as the local managers of the two teams”, he said.
Bhusad urged senior cricketers to extend their support and be the part of various working committees and help the zone to organise the match successfully.
Tournament committee chairman Altaf Kittur, curator Shivanand Gunjal, senior cricketers Vijay Kamat, Vilas Bendre, Prabhakar Kagalkar, Bhagwan, Umesh Devali, Ashok Katkar, Vasant Murdeshwar, K Manjunath, Shiralkar, Pramod Jambagi, and others were present.