After seeing an advertisement in Deccan Chronicle of friday, I visited and found that Sri Lankan Holidays at Hyderabad (opposite Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda) have a few good offers for the Sri Lanka Tri-Series involving India, NZ and SL in September 2009. The matches are T-20.
The package I liked goes like this: Airfare Chennai-Colombo-Chennai including all Airport Charges, User Fees and Taxes, 5-Days/4-Nights in 4* Hotel with B/F, Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers, Hotel-Stadium-Hotel Transfers, Stadium Tickets for India-NZ (11-Sep) and India-SL (12-Sep) Matches = Rs. 30,500 All Inclusive for 2 people. Fixed departure on 09-Sep and return on 13-Sep ex Chennai. Minimum 2 people required to avail package.
Mr Raveesh there told me that Visa is also included in the above amount but that was not specifically mentioned in the pamphlet.
I estimate another 10 K as other expenses including water, lunches, dinners, etc.
The flight timings in the package are very convenient to be able to make it by train from Hyderabad.
I, unfortunately, cannot avail the package as it is valid for minimum 2 people travelling together ...
Congrats to England. Brilliant effort. Must appreciate the way Strauss has led from the front .
I think Aussie cricket is in a bit of mess. Quite a inexperienced side, so i think Ponting is better of continuing his captaincy. I was quite surprised Atherton popped the same question to him during the presentation ceremony.
@ Karan: Probably yes, but the Aussie selectors are known to take tough decisions. They just might blood in Clarke and groom him for December 2010. But Ponting wanting to play the next series in England is very optimistic on his part IMO
All three catches in the end were great - Orams caught and bowled, McCullum and Brooks (I think) at the boundary. NZ had very average fielding in the last 5 overs and suddenly when it mattered most the ball seemed to stick to their hands!!
Saw Dilshan's innings and the last three overs. Good stuff.
But nothing compared to the Ashes !!!!
Nah man, I don't agree with you. This ashes saw some very ordinary cricket between two very ordinary teams. Though the 2005 series also had the same result (2-1) in the end, the quality of cricket was infinitely higher.