In my school time, many times we used to have Ranji Trophy Cricket matches in Brahmananda Reddy Stadium or Police Parade Grounds, Guntur, A.P. South Zone teams like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Hyderabad used to play these matches with A.P. Players like Venkata Raghavan, Errapalli Prasanna, B.S.Chandrasekhar, Mansurali Pataudi, Jayanthilal, Jai Simha etc. used to play in these matches. For school children, they used to give tickets on concession and for three days it used to be 1 or 2 or 3 rupees. Whenever there is a match in our city I used to go to the grounds and sit in the gallery to watch the game under scorching Sunlight for 3 days.