The new Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram is all set to host a Twenty20 International match between India and New Zealand on November 7, 2017.
Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) Secretary Jayesh George and his team are too excited and they believe that the crowd capacity would total up to 45,000. “International cricket is returning to the city after almost three decades. Hence it’s understandable excitement is mounting among the young and old. In the coming week, the tickets will be available both online and through the Federal Bank,” he said.
The tickets cost Rs 700, Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000. Five thousand tickets at the upper tier would be kept aside for students who will get a 50 percent discount. As said they would be available both online and offline. They are promoting this match in a big way by roping in Malayalam superstar Mohanlal.
The last time Thiruvananthapuram hosted an international was when the Vivian Richards-led West Indies played the last of the seven ODI matches against India, led by Ravi Shastri on January 25, 1988, at the University Stadium. The West Indies team won the match by 9 wickets.
Both the teams will arrive in Thiruvananthapuram on November 5 and will be put up at the Leela Kovalam luxury hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea.The next day, the teams will have a practice session at the venue. The match begins on November 7.
What are you waiting for? Now, go grab your tickets….