England tour of India - Cricket: England, India teams arrive at Bhubaneswar

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Bhubaneswar: The England and India teams arrived in Bhubaneshwar on Sunday afternoon from Kolkata amidst tight security ahead of the second One-day International match on January 22 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.On arrival, both teams headed for their respective hotels, located about nine km from the airport. Security had been tightened around their hotels.Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) sources said the teams are scheduled to visit the Barabati Stadium on Monday for practice. Visiting teams and the hosts have mostly stayed in hotels at the state capital while playing ODIs at Cuttack, 25 km away. While Bhubaneswar does not have a cricket stadium, Cuttack, Orissa's ancient capital, lacks suitable hotels though boasts of a fantastic stadium.However, some teams including West Indies have stayed in Cuttack hotels in the past. India is already 1-0 up in the series, by virtue of its thrilling 22-run win in the opening day-night international exchange at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. PTI

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