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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Spidercam to be used during India-NZ Test - INDORE

For the first time at Holkar Stadium 'spidercam' could be used during the India versus New Zealand Test match to be held from October 8.

A delegation from BCCI covering the TV production arrangements conducted a recce of the stadium on Tuesday and was accompanied by the technical expertise for the 'spidercam' system.

"MPCA is hopeful for a positive feasibility report which shall result in use of spidercam for the first time at Holkar Stadium," said MPCA secretary Milind Kanmadikar.

Another recce team of New Zealand cricket (NZC) also visited Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) on Tuesday to inspect Holkar stadium ground and practice facilities ahead of India v/s New Zealand test match.

The three-member team comprising Catherine Anne Campbell, Henry Fenwicke Eisdell Moore and Ian David Snare conducted the recce of the stadium in the morning.

Two officials of Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) Sumeet Mallapurkar and Dheeraj Malhotra also accompanied the visiting New Zealand team.

The team held discussions with MPCA officials led by association CEO Rohit Pandit and secretary Milind Kanmadikar. The recce team had an interaction with DIG Santosh Kumar Singh in connection with the security arrangements for the match, said the officials release from the association. DIG Singh responded to all requirements expressed by the team, said MPCA official. "The team appeared to be satisfied with the proposed arrangements" said Kanmadikar.

Holkar stadium will host the third test match of the series after first match in Kanpur's Green Park stadium from September 22-26 and second in Kolkata's Eden Gardens from September 30 to October 4.

Officials sources said in the coming days MPCA will be numbering the seats in the stadium with other specifications like separate seating arrangement for physically challenged spectators.

Source : TOI , 17th Aug 2016 

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