South Africa are set to play against India in the upcoming five-match T20I series; one of those matches will be held in the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack as the stadium would be hosting the second T20I match.
The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) has stated that they are ready to organise the upcoming bilateral series between India and South Africa in the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, with a 100% occupancy, scheduled on June 12.
In the current times, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a barrier for several cricket fanatics experiencing the sport in a stadium. But, things might change and would be favourable for several cricket fanatics.
"The match will be played with 100 per cent spectators capacity, as Odisha Government has allowed to host the match in full seating strength," stated Sanjay Behera, the Secretary of OCA.
Behera also mentioned the arrangements made for security and stadium upgrades. He said, "Comprehensive arrangements have been made to the smooth and successful conduct of the event in collaboration with, State government, police department and other stakeholders.
"The T20 match between India and South Africa will be played under newly installed LED Flood Light (first LED Sports Flood Light in Odisha) and newly laid Sand Based Outfield at Barabati Stadium," added Behera.
As mentioned earlier about the stadium upgrades, the OCA has renovated and developed two brand new dressing rooms of International standards. They have also ordered a full-ground cover from the United Kingdom, covering the whole ground.
Both the teams will be arriving in Bhubaneshwar on June 10. The ticket sales for this match will be open from June 1 for both online and offline modes.