Hyderabad: Former Indian captain and new elected HCA (Hyderabad Cricket Association) President Mohammed Azharuddin is all set to face his first challenge after coming into power. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is all set to host the first T20 international between India and West Indies at Uppal on December 6.

The T20 international is Azharuddin’s first major assignment as the HCA chief with only five days left for the event. Azharuddin and HCA Vice President John Manoj have left no stones unturned for the match, as preparations are on to get the venue ready for the game. In the case of security, the duo has held a meeting with police personnel and even arranged private security. They are taking care of parking facilities, free water supply, and many other things, as they have to prepare everything for the audiences.

Besides, the inauguration of Azharuddin stand will happen on Matchday at the North Pavilion, said John Manoj. “Many people have been asking for Azhar’s stand in the stadium, and the time has come. We are going to open Azharuddin stand at the North Pavilion and R Dayanand lounge in the South Pavilion on the same day,” he added.

John Manoj mentioned that they would also honour our former Test cricketers during the Matchday. He added that SL Venkatapathy Raju and Arshad Ayub would also get visibility in the stadium

The ticket sale will begin from 10 am to 6 pm in Gymkhana from Friday. It will also be available at eventsnow.com. The lowest ticket costs Rs 800 (North Pavilion terrace), and the highest is Rs 12,500 (South Pavilion East ground floor).

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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