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India vs South Africa T20I Series – Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik purchases the first ticket for the second T20I in Cuttack

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik purchased the first ticket for the June 12 T20 international between India and South Africa at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. This will be India’s second visit to the site, as the first encounter in 2015 did not go well for the hosts, as the visitors hammered the hosts by six wickets to win the series. However, a lot has happened since then, and India has recently been dominant in domestic conditions.

According to sources, Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, president of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), and Sanjay Behera, secretary of the OCA, handed delivered the ticket to the CM at his home on Monday (June 6). According to the source, Behera briefed the CM on the arrangements made to ensure a smooth sale of tickets at the venue.

After a long period of improvement in the country’s pandemic status, India will no longer have bio bubble restrictions for the 2018 series. The IPL 2022 was a great success story for the BCCI in India, as the event returned home after a two-year absence. The entertainment factor is certainly certain with the crowds returning to full capacity for the 2019 series.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul has been selected captain of the Indian team for the next five-match series, with Rishabh Pant serving as his deputy. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rohit Sharma have all been rested, while promising youngsters like Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik have been called up for the first time.