IND vs SA: In view of the risk of coronavirus infection. The hands of spectators coming to watch the cricket match between India and South Africa on March 15 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium here will be sanitized and also provide masks to the spectators who need it.
The stadium administration has made elaborate arrangements in view of the coronavirus infection.
Fear of coronavirus infection is also visible among cricket fans as only three days are left for the match to be held and so far only 50 percent of tickets have been sold.
Managing Director of Atal Bihari Ekana Cricket Stadium, Uday Sinha told Thursday that a smart machine has been called for sanitizing the dressing room, corporate box, media lounge, and pavilion and has started using this machine.
He informed that the stadium administration has tied up with two big hospitals in the city, under which the employees of these hospitals will sanitize the hands of the spectators coming to watch the matches at the five gates of the stadium. In addition, masks will also be available at all gates.
Yudhveer Singh, director of the UP Cricket Association (UPCA), said, “UPCA and Ekana administration are making extensive preparations. Both teams will arrive in the city by noon on March 13. To accommodate them, arrangements for five-star hotels have been made in different areas of the city.”
He informed that the entry of an outsider in the hotels where the players stay will be completely banned.
For this, the district administration is also making strict security arrangements. Sinha said that the tickets for the match are available both online and offline and so far only 45 to 50 percent tickets have been sold.
Match tickets are being sold online from February 28 and offline tickets from March 7.