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England are expected to play a One-Day international match against India at Rajkot © AFP



Rajkot: Oct 12, 2012


A three-member committee of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) visited the newly constructed Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium at Khandheri where the English team is scheduled to play an ODI against India in January next year.


John Carr (director of operations for ECB), Reg Dickson (security officer) and Ian Smith (press officer) on Thursday visited the stadium to inspect the facilities available for players, audience, media and other supporting staff of both the teams, sources from the SCA said.


BCCI Vice President Niranjan Shah and Cricket Operations manager Suru Nayak accompanied the ECB officials, sources said.


The ECB officials first met the Rajkot rural Superintendent of Police Premveer Singh and discussed about the security arrangements and then proceeded to the stadium to inspect the wicket and the pavilion, they said.


Earlier, former Australian opener David Boon, who is now ICC match referee had visited the Khandheri stadium during the NKP Salve Challenger trophy played from September 29 to October 2. (PTI)