Barbati Stadium expects a full house for 1st ODI

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Published: Monday, November 28, 2011, 17:32 [IST]
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Tickets sold out, OCA expects full house

New Delhi, Nov 28: Orissa Cricket Association is expecting a full house on Tuesday as India play West Indies in the opener of the 5 match series at the Barabati Stadium.

After witnessing a turn out in the last few matches including major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, due to the raise in the ticket sales, BCCI has expressed its desire to shift matches to smaller venues.

With a 45,000 seating capacity at the Barabati stadium, officials are expecting a packed audience for the 1st ODI between India and West Indies to be played on Tuesday.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar have been rested for the first three matches, while Virender Sehwag will lead the side in the skipper's absence. Karnataka speedster, Vinay Kumar replaces Praveen after he was ruled out of the first one-dayer due to a niggle.

Indians are playing 5 one-dayers against Windies at Vishakapatnam, Ahmedabad, Indore and Chennai.


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