Javagal Srinath (Image courtesy: Getty)
Javagal Srinath (Image courtesy: Getty)

The new stadium in Guwahati is all set to host the India-Australia T20I game on October 10. Javagal Srinath, the ICC representative expressed satisfaction with the preparation at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, which has now been named Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium. Srinath visited the stadium for inspection and was satisfied with facilities available at the newly-built stadium. I am here for the ICC accreditation. To host any international or bilateral series, the venue needs ICC approval. All the aspects, including the ground, gallery, pavilion, and others have been inspected. I would say Guwahati is lucky to have infrastructure like this, said Srinath, as reported by The News Mill. ALSO READ: Australian team bus hit by stone in Chittagong

Srinath is a member of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees. He has been entrusted with the job to inspect the new venues at Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram. He was accompanied by Amitabh Choudhury and MV Sridhar. Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium has already hosted 17 Ranji Trophy games and is already being hailed as one of the best stadiums in the country. A whopping INR 260 crores was spent to build the state-of art-stadium.

Earlier on Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed his satisfaction with the new stadium, which has a capacity of 60,000. A total of 37,800 tickets will go up for sale soon. Curator Mukut Kalita has lauded the pitch surface as one of the best in the country.