Arrangements in place for third ODI between India and Australia

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Hyderabad, Sep 30 (UNI) Arrangements for the Third One-Day International match between India and Australia to be held here on October five were in full swing.

After regaining the test status from ICC, Hyderabad is all set to organise the third ODI peacefully and successfully.

The second phase of construction in the stadium was completed, Hyderabd Cricket Association (HCA), however, has reduced the capacity of the stadium from 40,000 to 39,000 as suggessted by Municipal Corporation engineers, since one of the newly constructed blocks is still not in order.

Of the 39,000 tickets, 11,000 were allotted as Complimentary passes, 14,000 were allocated for sponsors, BCCI, Corporate houses and club members. The remaining 15,000 tickets would be put on sale through UCO Bank outlets at SD Road, Malakpet, Banjara Hills and Kukatpally.

Steve Bucknor of West Indies and S L Shastri, would officiate as umpires, while GA Pratap Kumar would be the third umpire and SN Bandekar, the fourth umpire. Ashok Kumbat would be the observer of BCCI.


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