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Somatirtha Purohit

Good news for cricket enthusiasts in Odisha. The offline sale of tickets for the much-awaited second T20 international match between India and South Africa, which is scheduled to be played at iconic Barabati stadium in Cuttack on June 12, is all set to commence today.

Schools, colleges, clubs and committees affiliated to the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) can buy tickets for the match from today. Under this category, a total number of 8,000 tickets will be sold. 

The offline tickets will be made available at the OCA conference hall from 10 am today. Counters have been set up for the purpose. Each affiliated organisation will get offline tickets as per their quota.

The offline tickets for the general public will be made available at different counters of Barabati stadium on June 9 and 10, 2022. Earlier, around 5,000 tickets have been sold online for the upcoming match.

On Monday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik purchased the first offline ticket of the T20 match. Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, the president Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), and Sanjay Behera, the secretary of OCA, handed over the ticket to the CM at his residence, Naveen Niwas. Behera briefed the CM about the arrangements which have been made for the hassle-free sale of the tickets.

The South African cricket team is scheduled to play a 5-match T20 series in India from June 9 to 19. The first match will be played at Delhi. The third, fourth and fifth matches will be played at Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and Bengaluru respectively.

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