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Cricket mania: Youngsters enjoying the match on the big screen at The Park in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. —
Cricket mania: Youngsters enjoying the match on the big screen at The Park in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. —

Nivedita Ganguly

Cricket fans throng hotels for action on big screen

VISAKHAPATNAM: IPL fever touched its peak in the city on Sunday night as euphoric cricket fans thronged various hotels and pubs to catch all the action on big screens. The pubs and hotel bars were loaded with offers to cash in on the IPL flavour. While catching the television extravaganza live on large screens, cricket buffs also enjoyed discounts on food and beverages.

Cricket lovers of the city cheered their favourite team at the final of IPL 20-20 matches on a giant screen at The Park. The action began at 7.30 p.m. and people started coming in large numbers. The swimming pool was teeming with visitors who laze around in the cool water and watched all the action on the big screen. The hotel had given a special offer on all drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that were priced at Rs.69 and an array of delicious starters.

At Dusk at Hotel Palm Beach, fashion and sports blended together in an electrifying event called ‘IPL Fashion Fiesta’. A fashion show was organized to add glamour to the evening. There was an IPL teams jersey sequence by models from Mumbai and Kolkata on the beats of live music played by the DJ. The atmosphere was charged as the two big screens caught all the action live. Visitors also savoured delicious food while catching the excitement of the cricket match live on big screens.


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