IND vs SA 2nd T20I Weather Updates: Chance of rain in Cuttack – Check Forecast
The Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) in Bhubaneswar did not rule out the possibility of rain once or twice in the evening ahead of the second T20 International between India and South Africa here on Sunday.
“The chance is 50:50. We cannot say with certainty that there will be no rain in Cuttack on Sunday evening. There may be a short spell of rain but there is no chance of any major rain,” RMC Bhubaneswar director HR Biswas told PTI. is unlikely.
Bivas said that the sky will remain cloudy.
“Thunderstorms are possible in the evening and it will be known three to four hours earlier. However, there will be no heavy rain which may affect the match.
Check the weather forecast for Cuttack on Sunday:
An official of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) said that preparations have been made to face the situation.
“In consultation with the BCCI technical committee, we have made sand based ground for better drainage. OCA has purchased rain cover for the entire FOP area from England. Apart from this, he has also bought another Super Supper from Australia. Even if it rains throughout the day, the ground preparation will be ready.”
Excitement level in Cuttack
The international cricket event to be held in Odisha after a gap of two and a half years has created a lot of excitement among the cricket fans here. Its craze was seen on Saturday when players of both the teams practiced at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.
“Match day looks like a match day. A packed stadium here in Cuttack to watch the #TeamIndia train,” tweeted BCCI and shared pictures of players practicing in the backdrop of a sea of spectators.
Match day is considered to be a non-match day.
A packed stadium in Cuttack to watch the #TeamIndia train. #INDvSA | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/lLYwx06Jk3
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 11, 2022
The last international cricket match was played between India and West Indies on December 22, 2019, at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.
In a statement, the Odisha government urged sports fans visiting the match to take adequate precautionary measures to protect themselves from heatwave-like conditions and wear masks throughout the match.
Police Commissioner SK Priyadarshi said that wearing a mask is mandatory.
No one will be allowed inside the Barabati Stadium on Sunday without a mask.
Any objects that can be used as projectiles such as water bottles, lighters, matches and helmets are prohibited inside the stadium.
Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police Pinak Mishra said the match tickets clearly read ‘No Mask No Entry’ and asked spectators not to bring coins, knives and other items.
“Only mobile phones and sunglasses will be allowed inside the stadium,” he said, adding that food would also not be allowed inside the stadium. Food will be available only at the stalls set up by the OCA, which has also made elaborate arrangements for drinking water in the pavilions.
Mishra said that around 62 platoons (1 platoon comprising 30 personnel) would be deployed during the match, for which the toss would be held at 6.30 pm. The gates of Barabati Stadium will be opened for the entry of spectators from 3 pm on Sunday.