In the first ODI between India and England, the hosts were led by Virat Kohli and they had a thumping win over the visitors at Pune. Both the teams will lock horns once again in 2nd ODI in Cuttack on Thursday. The teams are still staying in Pune and they will practice for the next clash their itself as there is a ‘Lack of hotel rooms in Cuttack’.
During a chat with Cricket Next, Orissa Cricket Association Secretary Ashirbad Behera said, “The team will be coming to Cuttack on Wednesday morning at 11:30 am and train around 4 pm in the afternoon. Actually, the hotel is overbooked till Tuesday and there are no rooms available for the teams. But rooms are available from Wednesday and so the delay in the travel plans."
He further added, "No training is scheduled on Monday and the team will train on Tuesday in Pune. We will travel to Cuttack the day after."
Talking about the preparations for the 2nd ODI at the Barabati Stadium, Behera said, “Everything is in order and we are hoping that the match will be a great success just like the first ODI in Pune. As for the hotels, we can’t really help when it comes to these things. We can only book rooms when we have it available."
The secretary concluded, “Both the England team — led by Eoin Morgan — and the Indian team put up a brilliant show on Sunday and we hope the crowds are going to have a great time on Thursday. We have sold the tickets and the fans in the city can’t wait to watch Kohli and the boys put up a great show.”