BCCI releases Rs 10 crore for Barabati Stadium renovation : OCA Secy

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Cuttack: Ahead of The 3rd ODI cricket match between India and West Indies at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released Rs 10 crore for repair and renovation works in the stadium, informed Sanjay Behera, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary today.

As many parts of the stadium suffered severe damage due to the cyclone FANI, earlier, the BCCI had also assured to provide funds for repair work at the stadium. The BCCI on Sunday has released Rs 10 crore for repair and renovation works, Behera said.

Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) has prepared a budget of Rs 6 crore and Rs 22 crore as insurance for the match, Behera added.

Behera said that restoration of the floodlights will be completed in next 4-5 days. “The stadium has sustained damage during the cyclone Fani. But we are hopeful of completing all the restoration work much before the match,” he added.

Notably, the Barabati Stadium of Cuttack will witness international cricket after a span of around two years as an ODI match between India and West Indies is going to be held at the venue on December 22, 2019.

The West Indies team will tour India in the month of December to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is with the host team.

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