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ACA mulls ‘Fan Parks’ for live screening of T20 World Cup matches

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As anticipation builds for the upcoming T20 World Cup, cricket enthusiasts in Andhra Pradesh are in for a treat as the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) contemplates setting up ‘Fan Parks’ across various locations. These parks would facilitate live screenings of India’s matches during the T20 World Cup, slated to commence from June 2 in the USA and the West Indies.
When questioned about the feasibility of such screenings, ACA Secretary S.R. Gopinath Reddy expressed keen interest, citing the previous positive response from cricket aficionados. However, he highlighted that the final decision hinges on several factors, notably the prevailing political climate, the approval of the new government, and arrangements for police security. A senior ACA official elaborated that the scheduling of matches after June 4 coincides with potential oath-taking ceremonies for the next Chief Minister, necessitating careful consideration of security measures.
The T20 World Cup, spanning from June 2 to 29, sees India placed in Group A alongside Pakistan, the USA, Ireland, and Canada. India’s campaign kicks off against Ireland on June 5 in New York, with the highly anticipated showdown against Pakistan slated for June 9. ACA officials disclosed that if circumstances permit, they aim to commence live screenings from the India-Pakistan clash on June 9, extending to matches in the Super 8 and subsequent stages.
Recalling the overwhelming response garnered during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 screenings last October-November, particularly for the semi-final between India and New Zealand, as well as the final against Australia, ACA emphasizes its commitment to providing a memorable viewing experience for cricket enthusiasts. Notably, in Visakhapatnam, thousands of spectators flocked to RK Beach for live screenings, underscoring the popularity and appeal of such events.

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