JSCA will host India -Australia Test in March    Getty Images (Representational Photo)
JSCA will host India -Australia Test in March Getty Images (Representational Photo)

A four-member team from Cricket Australia (CA) today visited Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium Complex, Dhurwa, Ranchi to inspect the arrangements for the upcoming Test match between India and Australia scheduled in March. The officials, comprising Adam Fraser (Senior Manager, Team Operations), Sean Carroll (Anti-corruption and Security Manager), Sean Cary (Head of Cricket operations) and Brendan Drew (Australian Cricketer’s Association), visited the International stadium complex, JSCA in a release said.

The tour of the facility started with a visit to the Dressing and Dining Area followed by a detailed inspection of the Pitch, Ground, Spectator’s galleries, Media Centre, Net practice area, Indoor Cricket Facility etc, the release quoted Priya Ojha, Media Manager, JSCA as saying. The inspection was followed by a presentation by JSCA covering all the aspects related to the Stadium Operations, Security, Hospitality, etc, she said.

An Assistant Secretary of JSCA Debashish Chakraborty, who represented the state cricket body and took the Australian team members around the stadium, said the team has also inspected the Hotel Radisson, where the visiting team was likely to put up. Chakraborty said the team members expressed satisfaction over the facilities of the international stadium including the field as well as the hotel.

Earlier, Glenn McGrath had offered his services to help Australian fast bowlers during their tour of India. Australia have won just four Tests in India since 1970. McGrath was part of three of those wins and was part of the side that won the 2004 series 2-1. McGrath feels that he can share his experience with the current crop of fast bowlers, which include Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.