The fifteen players from the Australian T20I team headed by the captain Aaron Finch, landed in Chandigarh early on Friday for the match on September 20 against India which will be played on Mohali’s IS Bindra PCA International Stadium, Mohali.
The Australian team travelled to Chandigarh by chartered plane early on Friday and then headed to a hotel located in IT Park. The Indian team headed by Captain Rohit Sharma is expected to make their way to Chandigarh on the weekend.
It is expected that the Australian team will take part in a session of practice on Saturday night in the IS Bindra stadium, despite the Indian team has no training scheduled during the day. Both teams will be having an individual practice session on Sunday, as well as Monday prior to the beginning of three matches in the T20I series which will begin at Mohali the following Tuesday. Both teams will leave to Nagpur on Tuesday following the match.
Tickets sales for the highly anticipated match are almost complete Sources said The event is almost sold out, with PCA officials as well as those who work for the administration preferring to keep quiet about the exact amount of tickets that were sold. There is a good chance that the venue is going be full for the high-voltage game.
The ticket sales for all categories, excluding the student block, went online in the beginning of this week and fans were struggling to reserve their seats through the platform Insider/Paytm. They said it caused a number of glitches.
It was reported that the PCA this time has increased the prices of tickets by anywhere between 25 percent to 66.6 percent in various classes, with the lowest priced ticket at Rs. 1,000 and the most expensive one squeezing the pocket of the amount of Rs 10,000.
This Friday Punjab Police officials reviewed the security arrangements for the stadium, with Mohali Municipal Corporation taking over the security. Mohali Municipal Corporation is undertaking fogging operations in the vicinity of the stadium. “In Punjab, CM Bhagwant S Mann personally presided over all meetings of the Punjab Cricket Association and instructed officials and department heads to assist as necessary.” to ensure the game is played out successfully. BCCI along with the PCA are private companies and their tickets that are more expensive show their greed for cash. The PCA receives a sum of money from the BCCI as revenue. There have been earlier reports of the PCA having not paid Punjab Police for providing security for the International as well as IPL games that are played in this stadium. The municipal corporation, however, hasn’t yet completed fogging in large areas of Mohali and was at full strength close to the stadium. If the PCA is looking to promote games, the ticket sales must be open and affordable,” said Prashant Sharma the IT employee based in Mohali.