GUWAHATI, JAN 6: The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has taken all precautionary measures to ensure there is no power outage when India plays Sri Lanka at its ground here next week.
Meanwhile, ACA officials and ground staffs are working at war footing for a successful match at Barsapara stadium.
“The ACA stadium will host the first ODI of a three-match series between the two countries on January 10,” informed ACA official.
The Association has enlisted the help of an NGO to ensure that there is no presence of snakes in the field like in the T20 match between India and South Africa in October last year, which was halted by a partial power outage.
ACA president Taranga Gogoi said, “There was some technical problem with one of the floodlights tower in the India-SA match. We have already initiated the work to use LED bulbs for all the floodlights.”
“But as installing new bulbs will take about a month and there is not enough time, the existing floodlights will be used for the January 10 match. All the wiring and other technical aspects of the floodlight towers as well as entire the stadium are being thoroughly checked to ensure no repeat of the glitch witnessed during the India-SA match,” he said.
The stadium had plunged into partial darkness during the second innings of the India-SA match on October 2 last year when one of the four floodlight towers went off halting play for 18 minutes.
The four floodlight towers have dedicated 500 KV diesel generator sets each, while one generator set of similar capacity has been kept on standby, Gogoi said.
The post <strong>Assam:</strong> ACA taking all measures for uninterrupted match during India-SL ODI appeared first on OUR INDIA.