Guwahati Police has pulled up its socks to avoid any unwanted situation during the India-Sri Lanka T20 match scheduled to be held at the Barsapara Stadium in the city on January 5th, 2020.
Earlier, it was speculated that the match would be shifted due to protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). The Assam Cricket Association is also confident of hosting the match without any problems.
The teams are likely to reach Guwahati a day before the fixture. However, the final itinerary from the BCCI is yet to be received.
The online ticket sales for the fixture began from December 25th, 2019 morning via Bookmyshow.
“Elaborate arrangements will be made in and around the stadium to help the citizens enjoy the match. Separate traffic and parking plans will be implemented. Security has been lined up for the India-Sri Lanka match. Both the teams will stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel,” said Commissioner of Police, Guwahati Munna Prasad Gupta.
He added, “Heavy security arrangements will also be in place for the Khelo India Youth Games which will kickstart from January 10th, 2019.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on January 10th, 2019. The All Assam Students’ Union said that Modi will be greeted with massive protests if he comes to attend the inaugural ceremony.
Meanwhile, protests against the citizenship act continued unabated in the state on December 30th, 2019.
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