India, West Indies teams arrive for first ODI

Kochi: India and West Indies cricket teams arrived here this afternoon for the first ODI of the three-match series to be played on Thursday.

The teams were accorded a traditional welcome at the airport with Mohiniattam and Kathakali dancers greeting the players.

The two sides will begin their practice sessions from Wednesday.

A pavilion in the name of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be inaugurated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here tomorrow by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The unveiling of the `Star Trophy` for the winners will also be held tomorrow.

The opening match of the series will be a day-night affair.

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