Confusion about India's arrival in Guwahati for T20I against Sri Lanka
NEW DELHI: Having enjoyed a well-deserved rest in the new year, virat Kohli The boys are ready to return to the field when they face Sri Lanka at the Baraspara Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday in the first of the three T20Is. And considering the security issues there following the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, now a Law, both the BCCI and the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) closely monitored the situation. But everything is under control now according to ACA President Romen Dutta.
Speaking to IANS, Dutta said the police have been assigned the responsibility of administering security and that everything is under control.
Yes, there were some riots before, but everything is under control now. We have handed over the stadium and all other responsibility regarding the two teams to the police and are vigilant to make sure everything is under control. he said.
However, surprisingly, he said that Indian players will arrive only on Friday morning, while members of the Indian team's management confirmed that they are meeting Thursday night.
The Sri Lankan team will arrive today at 4 pm and the Indian team will come tomorrow morning, Dutta said.
But a member of the Indian team said: We are meeting tonight in Guwahati.
The Indian team is focusing more on playing T20I as they prepare for the World T20 in November in Australia. And it all starts with the series against Lanka. Considering the workload in older players like Rohit Sharma , the Indian selectors decided to give a respite to the deputy of limited limits of the series and his position in the team has gone to the opening Shikhar Dhawan .
Before this, regular skipper virat Kohli was given a break during the T20I series against Bangladesh and Rohit led the team. In fact, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah He will also return to the team during the Lanka series after recovering from a stress fracture that kept him out of action after India's tour of the West Indies.