Kiwis team to arrive tomorrow

Some members of the New Zealand cricket team will arrive here tomorrow while the rest of the players were expected to come in by the weekend for the first test against India to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here from August 23. Talking to newspersons today, Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Secretary M V Sridhar said the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian team is scheduled to arrive here on August19. He said the sale of tickets would commence from August 17, including online. About 23,000 tickets will be sold through select banks and e-seva centres in and around the twin cities. Mr Sridhar said except two, tickets would be sold for all other stands. However, there would no season tickets, this time, he said. He said the two teams will have practice sessions from August 19. There would be two sessions, morning and evening. The practice sessions will end on August 21, two days prior to the commencement of the Test match, Mr Sridhar said.