Guwahati: The Indian and Australian cricket teams arrived in Guwahati for the second Twenty20 match at the newly-built Barsapara Stadium, which is getting ready to make its international debut.
About a thousand fans gathered at the airport to catch the arrival of the two teams as the city prepares itself for its first international match after a gap of seven years.
The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) also has moved from the Nehru Stadium and 37,000 capacity Barsapara stadium now has become the new cricketing destination of the city.
Tickets for the match have been sold out well in advance and there is a long demand for more but ACA secretary Pradip Buragohain sounded helpless.
“The day has finally arrived,” Buragohain said while conducting a series of meetings for the smooth conduct of the match.
“We hope this is just the beginning and there are more to come.”