India vs Sri Lanka: Display of banners, placards won’t be allowed inside Guwahati stadium

first_imgDevajit Saikia, secretary Assam Cricket Association (ACA) informed that posters, banners, placards, message or any kind of display boards will not be allowed in the first T20I match between India vs Sri Lanka to be held on Sunday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati,Spectators will be allowed to carry only essentials, such as phones, keys and purse into the ground.BCCI representative Mamon Majumdar urged spectators to “behave very nicely because people from outside, other states will watch us and say spectators are very well behaved.”Around 27,000 tickets have been sold so far. The stadium has a capacity of 39,400 spectators. The match is expected to be houseful.”Everybody is concerned, not just the people of Assam. This is an international event and will have heightened security measures. We have to be prepared,” Saikia informed during the briefing.In 2017, an alleged stone-pelting at the bus carrying Team Australia members in Guwahati raised several uncomfortable questions. The incident was widely condemned both within the State and outside. Scores of cricket fans gathered outside the airport with placards expressing apologies and shouting “Sorry” to Team Australia members as they flew out of the city. The Chief Minister too condemned the incident and vowed to take “strictest” action against the miscreants.Also Read: T20I Series: Sri Lanka cricket team arrives in GuwahatiAlso Watch: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses media ahead BJP Booth Committee President’s Conferencelast_img

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