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IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals to take on Mumbai Indians today at SMS Stadium

April 20, 2019, 5:41 pm

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IPL 2019 at SMS Stadium in Jaipur.

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals will play its ninth match against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at their home turf – SMS stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. The match will begin at 3 pm.

Royals have struggled in the tournament with just two wins off eight matches. They have failed to make the most of home ground advantage as they lost three matches at SMS Stadium.

While Mumbai Indians have won six matches out of nine and has been placed at number two position on the numbering table. RR has been placed on number seven.

According to the RR player England all-rounder Ben Stokes, the team has to now treat every game like a final and It cannot afford any lose now.

“Yes, we are in a must-win situation and we have to treat every match as final and which, I guess, puts any sort of negative thought process above our head. We have only one way to go and that is aggressive and positive,” added Stokes.

The traffic police officials said that the traffic would be diverted on the roads leading to the venue in the city on Saturday.

The officials have made specials arrangements for parking.  VIP Vehicles will be parked at South block parking of the stadium. The vehicles coming from the east gate of the stadium will be parked near SMS Investment ground.

The vehicles coming from North gate of the stadium will be parked on the ground near Ambedkar Circle and the vehicles coming from the west and south gate of the stadium will be parked at Amrudon Ka Bagh ground.

The parking will be prohibited in the area from Ambedkar circle to Assembly, Pankaj Singhvi Marg and Nagar Nigam headquarters.

According to Jaipur Police Commissioner Anand Srivastav, the visitors to the match will not be allowed to bring anything except their cell phones.

First published: April 20, 2019
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