India vs South Africa: A three-match T20 series will be played between India and South Africa from 28 September. The first T20 match of this series will be played at the majestic Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. There is a cloud of crisis over this match. Before the match, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is worried about the outstanding electricity bill.
The majestic Greenfield Stadium is all set to host the visiting South African cricket team for the first T20 cricket match against India. But the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has cut power supply for non-payment of bills. According to the schedule, the first match of the three-series tournament is starting here from September 28.
With KSEB dues of Rs 2.50 crore, the Kerala Water Authority is also threatening to shut down the water supply. If seen, due to the poor financial condition, difficulties have arisen for the owners of the stadium. The corona epidemic has also played an important role in this.
The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), is hosting the mega event, where a record crowd of around 50,000 spectators is expected. But before the match, KCA has expressed concern over these problems. After the power failure of the stadium, a meeting was called to review it. KCA is hopeful that things will get sorted out and power will be restored soon. Because, KCA expects the intervention of the state government.
So far, the Greenfield stadium has hosted four T20 Internationals in which India have a 3-1 winning record. The home team lost in the last match against West Indies here. Talking about the stadium, it was established for the 2015 National Games.