Thiruvananthapuram After the crushing defeat at the hands of Kiwis, BCCI and KCA are now not worried about a win in the 3rd and final T20 in the capital city of the state of Kerala.
Their worries are more about the logistics of the match and both the organisations are deeply worried that one or the other political party might announce a Hartal on Nov 07th, for a silly reason or the other.
“We are confident that there will be a full capacity of 45000 people at the stadium on Nov 07th, if there is no Hartal. The last time Thiruvanathapuram hosted an international was when the Vivian Richards-led West Indies played the last of the seven ODI matches against India on January 25, 1988 at the University Stadium. A Hartal was planned on that day and it was later called off. I am very much worried about Tuesday though,” KCA secretary Jayesh George told Faking News.
“Kerala is famous for beaches, kathakali, boat races, ayurveda and therapeutic massages. Also, the state is famous for Hartals. I hope we show hospitality to our Kiwi friends with a walk on the beach, a kathakali night with ayurveda treatment. Perhaps we can throw in some kiwi fruits too in the dinner buffet. But, Hartal is something that we do not want to show, especially on the day of 07th Nov. From Leela hotel to the stadium we can arrange a convoy for the players. But, what about the crowd?” George asked a question to himself on the threat of a Hartal spoiling his biggest night.
“Shiv Sena does not approve Pakistan playing in the city of Mumbai. All political parties in TamilNadu do not approve of Sri Lanka playing in Chennai. There is no such thing about Kiwis in India. On the other hand, we never know about what goes on the minds of left or right parties in Kerala. It is the only state where even the ruling party calls for a Hartal. We are keeping a close watch,” a top BCCI official told Faking News.
Meanwhile, it is rumoured that a radical outfit planning on announcing a Hartal if Sreesanth is not included in the playing 11 for the T20, it is learnt by Faking News.