ACA asserts Vizag ODI won't be affected

ACA asserts Vizag ODI won't be affected

“The match is very much on. All arrangements are in place and we will start sale of tickets from Monday,” ACA president Gokaraju Gangaraju told PTI from Vijayawada.
Gangaraju dispelled rumours that the match might get cancelled in view of the prevailing crisis over Telangana.

“We have spoken to the Joint Action Committee that is organising the protests and it has assured us that the match will not be disturbed,” Gangaraju added.
Rumours started spreading that the second ODI would be cancelled after the scheduled sale of tickets for the India-Sri Lanka match was put on hold on Saturday.
Asked if the match is doubtful because of the ongoing agitation, Visakhapatnam City Commissioner of Police, N Samba Siva Rao said the information available with him was that BCCI is for going ahead with the match.

Samba Siva Rao said he was keeping a watch on the current situation and said additional forces would be required for maintaining security around the stadium apart from controlling the protesters.

“If the tendency of protests continues further, we will definitely request for more security forces as conduct of an international event also requires deployment of more number of police force,” the top cop said.

Sources in the BCCI say the sale of tickets for the December 18 match has been put on hold for the time being. "We are discussing the possibility of either shifting the match to another venue or cancel it altogether due to the ongoing political crisis. A decision will be taken soon," sources said.