ODISHA HOST WORLD WOMEN CRICKET MATCH AT BARBATI STADIUM AT CUTTACK
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ODISHA HOST WORLD WOMEN CRICKET MATCH AT BARBATI STADIUM AT CUTTACK

Bhubaneswar : India | Jan 21, 2013 at 8:43 AM PST
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Odisha is going to host women's world cup cricket match which as per fixture start from 1st february 2013at Barbati Stadium ,Cuttack, Odisha. The players of Odisha State will play two warm up match with Pakistani women's Cricket team on 28 January & 29 January 2013. After strong opposition from political parties like Shivsena, Bajrangdal BCCI is at tenterhooks and fail to conduct the world cup Women's cricket match in Mumbai. In india there is wide spread anger and anguish continue against Pakistan for killing two indian soldiers at Poonch sector. Crossing all the limits the pakistani soldiers beheaded one of the soldiers after killing him brutally. After sensing the strong public outcry against playing of Pakistani players in mubai BCCI approached the OCI (Odisha cricket Association) to host the women's world cup match in Odisha. OCI accepted BCCI proposal and promptly agree to hold the match at Odisha. Thus as per fixture the match will be held at Barbati Stadum on 1st February(Newsland vrsSouth Africa) ,3rd february(Newsland vrs Pakistan),5th February(Paistan vrs South Africa), 7th febrary Play off (A-4 vrs B-4), 10th february (Engaland vrs Pakistan) and on 15th February ( Five vrs Six) will be schedule to be held. All other matched are shedulded to be held at Dream ,Tangi on 1st February (Australia vrs Pakistan), 3rd february (Australia vrsSouth Africa), 5th february (australia vrs Newsland), 8th februaryWest Indies vrs pakistan), on 13th february India vrs Pakistan) is going to be held.

OCA secretary Sri Ashirvad Behera held a meeting with POlice DG of Odisha and they have assured OCA that the Odisha police will take every step to conduct the match in Odisha peacefully and without any disturbance. But it is not going to be easy task. Bajrangdal activists demonstrated in Cuttack against playing of Pakistan cricket team in Odisha.

satyajitu is based in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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