India, England cricket teams to arrive in Kochi on January 12

India lost the first One-Day International against England by nine runs at Rajkot © PTI

Kochi: Jan 11, 2013

India and England‘s cricket teams will be arriving at Kochi on Saturday by a chartered flight for the second one-day international, scheduled to be held on January 15.

The two teams are expected to be here by 5.45 pm, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) secretary T C Mathew said.

The teams will have separate practise sessions on Sunday and the day after.

The KCA said the ticket counters at the stadium will be functioning on January 13 and 14.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) curator P R Viswanadh will be visiting the stadium on Saturday morning.

Top police personnel including IGP K Padmakumar, Police commissioner K G James visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to oversee the security arrangements.

KCA said the aggregate ticket sales for the ODI has crossed Rs 90 lakh till (sales up to 5 PM today) and is expected to cross Rs 1 crore.

A full-fledged media box, media center and conference hall are getting ready to accommodate 125 to 150 scribes. A separate media centre, exclusively for the press photographers, is also ready.