Visakhapatnam is all set to host the 3rd ODI between India and Sri Lanka on December 17th. The Lankans are currently touring India for three Test matches, three ODIs, and three T20s. As known to one and all, the ACA-VDCA stadium is one of the venues for the three ODIs.
After winning the Test series comfortably, the Indian team started off the ODI series on a low. The Men in Blue were thumped by the Lankan team by 7 wickets. Going into the second match in Mohali on Wednesday, the Indian team will be determined to level the series and turn the game in Vizag into the series decider.
The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) had earlier revealed the ticket prices for this much-anticipated match. The tickets, which will be sold online and through ticket counters, are ranged between Rs. 500 and Rs. 6,000, . The denominations for the tickets were determined to be Rs.500, Rs. 1200, Rs. 1,800, Rs. 2,500, Rs. 3,500 and Rs. 6,000. The ACA-VDCA stadium in the city has a capacity of accommodating close to 27,500 spectators.
The tickets have gone on sale from today and the cricket fans in the city are all excited. The tickets will be available at select locations from morning 11 am to 6 pm. It has also been informed that each person can avail a maximum of 4 tickets per head and will have to present his/her Aadhar Card before purchasing the ticket.
Below are the locations where the tickets are currently being sold:
- SSN Bakery, Maddilapalem
- Fresh Choice Bakery, Waltair
- Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Stadium, Port Area
- Police Barracks, Jagadamba Junction
Visakhapatnam and Indian Cricket Team
Visakhapatnam has been a happy hunting ground for the Indian cricket team. They last played an ODI here in October last year when they defeated New Zealand by a comfortable margin.
Visakhapatnam has many special cricketing memories associated with it. In fact, one of our country’s favourite cricketing sons, M.S.Dhoni had announced himself on the international stage when he had mauled Pakistan’s bowling attack and went on to score his first ODI century. He made 148 runs in this match and still believes that this match was a turning point in his career.
However, much to the disappointment of many fans, Virat Kohli won’t be appearing in the match here on 17th December due to personal reasons. Opening batsman Rohit Sharma will be leading the side in Virat’s absence.