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bobh
Post subject: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 10:48 on 19th Nov 2012

Joined: 10:45 on 3rd Aug 2008
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We've bought tickets for the Eden Gardens test. And according to kyazoonga.com, the list of prohibited items for all ticket-holders "includes, but is not limited to briefcases, carry bags, ladies' purses, water bottles, food, alcoholic beverages, matches, cigarettes, lighters, tins, knifes, musical instruments, flammable, toxic, illegal or hazardous substances, metal containers, transistors, computers, cameras or any other audio visual recording equipment, pets, umbrellas, fire crackers or weapons".

So no problems with mobile phones, inflatables, men's purses, small bags (such as a cloth shopping bag) or a life-size cardboard replica of the Prince of Wales.

Can anyone report on how strictly these conditions were enforced at Ahmedabad? My particular concern is my camera.
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clarky
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 12:09 on 19th Nov 2012

Joined: 21:39 on 30th May 2008
Posts: 129
bobh Wrote:
We've bought tickets for the Eden Gardens test. And according to kyazoonga.com, the list of prohibited items for all ticket-holders "includes, but is not limited to briefcases, carry bags, ladies' purses, water bottles, food, alcoholic beverages, matches, cigarettes, lighters, tins, knifes, musical instruments, flammable, toxic, illegal or hazardous substances, metal containers, transistors, computers, cameras or any other audio visual recording equipment, pets, umbrellas, fire crackers or weapons".

So no problems with mobile phones, inflatables, men's purses, small bags (such as a cloth shopping bag) or a life-size cardboard replica of the Prince of Wales.

Can anyone report on how strictly these conditions were enforced at Ahmedabad? My particular concern is my camera.


No cameras were allowed in Ahmedabad (well this was at the nursery end anyway, not sure about the "England Supporters' Section" at the pavilion end). They allowed mobile phones, most of which have a camera on them nowadays, so all a bit pointless really, but then restrictions at Indian cricket grounds have been pretty ridiculous for years.

Best thing to do is either take nothing on day 1 and see what other people manage to take into the ground. Either that or go with your camera, but early enough to nip back and drop it at the hotel if the authorities are adamant it's not coming in.

Also remember that just because you get something into the ground one day does not mean it'll necessarily be allowed in on another day. Can very much depend on who is on duty and what mood they are in...
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Grecian 79
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 16:33 on 19th Nov 2012

Joined: 11:46 on 26th Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Reading the guide to the Wankhede stadium it states that once you're in you can not leave during the day. I was expecting to pop out for lunch and beers! Was this the rule in the 1st test? I'm also assuming it is no beer in the stadium? Thanks
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bobh
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 10:50 on 20th Nov 2012

Joined: 10:45 on 3rd Aug 2008
Posts: 16
Thanks Clarky
My hotel doesn't have secure storage. They suggest I lock it in the room and keep hold of the key. Looks like that's my only option, or let the security police take it off me, get a receipt for it and collect it at close of play. Not ideal.
Regards
Bob
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 15:20 on 20th Nov 2012

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
Posts: 1026
Location: Swindon
Turn up naked and they'll still find something to confiscate!
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 16:11 on 20th Nov 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
wickets Wrote:
Turn up naked and they'll still find something to confiscate!


Why do you keep bringing that old one up ???

it did'nt work the first time you tried it and I doubt it would now. You just want someone else to look like you in the crowd - heaven forbid !
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 00:57 on 22nd Nov 2012

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
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Location: Swindon
blueandy1mac Wrote:
wickets Wrote:
Turn up naked and they'll still find something to confiscate!


Why do you keep bringing that old one up ???

it did'nt work the first time you tried it and I doubt it would now. You just want someone else to look like you in the crowd - heaven forbid !


Just bitter as I'm not going this time!
One day it'll work though.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 17:49 on 22nd Nov 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2099
Location: Preston UK
Not as bitter as I young Wickets. Just had the (dis)pleasure of dropping Jimmy at Ringway and waving he and Harry bon voyage. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Prince_of_Persia
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 00:53 on 23rd Nov 2012

Joined: 22:36 on 18th Oct 2012
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
Not as bitter as I young Wickets. Just had the (dis)pleasure of dropping Jimmy at Ringway and waving he and Harry bon voyage. :cry: :cry: :cry:


how did Goldie find his way to the airport if you didn't drop him off as well?
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Jeeder2
Post subject: Re: Taking stuff onto the ground
PostPosted: 19:03 on 23rd Nov 2012

Joined: 21:59 on 8th Dec 2011
Posts: 91
So up until now has anyone over in India been refused entry to the stadiums in either Mumbai or Ahmadebad for having a camera phone? An iPhone, a flag and some cash are all I'm planning on taking into Eden Gardens but am interested to hear any current stories from those out there
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