An overcast sky forward of India’s T20 fixture in opposition to South Africa at Guwahati on Sunday has made organisers and lovers frightened, bringing again reminiscences of the final world cricket event on the venue that needed to be deserted after heavy rain. Enthusiasm has been prime amongst other folks within the run as much as the event, with all tickets being offered out for the primary world cricket sport for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic. The final world fixture at Barsapara Stadium at Guwahati was once an India-Sri Lanka T20 event on January 5, 2020, which was once referred to as off because of chronic rain.
At a pre-match media interplay, India head trainermentioned it is nice to look lovers again within the stadium.
“Since June, when issues spread out, each and every time we play in India, each and every stadium has been packed. That is a perfect factor. I’m positive the lads actually admire the lovers cheering for them, with a bit of luck supporting excellent cricket. I feel it is a wicket that may improve excellent cricket,” Dravid mentioned.
The regional meteorological centre has forecast a in part cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershower for Guwahati on Sunday.
The organisers, in the meantime, mentioned they’ve installed position all preparations to minimise time loss within the tournament of rain.
The Assam Cricket Affiliation (ACA) has imported two “extraordinarily light-weight” pitch covers from the USA. It already has round 20 covers at its disposal.
“Those imported covers be sure that water or moisture does now not seep into the pitch,” ACA secretary Devajit Saikia had mentioned.
The stadium can accommodate round 39,000 other folks.
Saikia additionally mentioned further measures are being deliberate for crowd control because the event time table coincides with the Durga Puja days and Gandhi Jayanti.
Previous within the day, Indian cricketersand visited the well-known Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal hill.
They had been escorted to the ‘Shaktipeeth’ beneath prime safety quilt, officers mentioned.
Each posed for images with lovers prior to returning to the lodge.
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