Stadium in Nagpur spruced up for 2nd India Australia ODI

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Nagpur, Oct 26 (ANI): Stadium in Nagpur has been decked up to host second match of the seven-one-day international cricket series between India and Australia.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) in the city will be hosting the first day and night match, the second of the seven-one-day match series on October 28.

The stadium officials said the security of the cricketers and the spectators is very important and so they have taken all measures to ensure that.

"All the areas which were earlier not covered with the close circuit television (CCTV) surveillance like parking, inside stadium, peripheral gates, all have been covered with the CCTV surveillance. This has been added this year. Apart from this, the security remains very tight, every spectator will be under cover," said Sudhir Dabir, coordinator, Vidarbha Cricket Association.

The stadium, which has the capacity for 44,000 spectators, has sold most of the tickets.

The enthusiasm among the cricket lovers has not taken a beating despite the defeat of the home team in the first match.

The fans said they hope their side not only to win the second match but also the whole series.

"Obviously Sachin Tendulkar is there. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some of the new players are also in good form. So, we hope that the India not only wins the second match but the whole series," said Jayant Mangrulkar, a resident.

Australia beat India by four runs in a thrilling first match of the one-day international on Sunday in Vadodara.

The other matches will be played in New Delhi (Oct. 31), Mohali (Nov. 2), Hyderabad (Nov. 5), Guwahati (Nov. 8) and Mumbai (Nov. 11). (ANI)

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