Security beefed up for India-England ODI match at Barabati stadium


Bhubaneswar: The commissionerate police have beefed up the security arrangements for the players of India and England, who will arrive in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday to play the second One-Day International (ODI) match at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January 19.

The police on Tuesday held a mock drill from the Biju Patnaik International Airport to Hotel Mayfair, where the 87 rooms have been booked for both the teams.

As many as 25 platoons of the police force have been deployed in the capital city for the security of players, informed Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.

As many as 63 platoons of the police force will be deployed at the Barabati stadium during the cricket match between India and England.

Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania said while 300 police officers will be in the charge of security, anti-terrorist squad, and striking force will be present at the stadium to tackle any untoward incident.

“Arrangements for frequent patrolling and checking in all roads leading to Barabati stadium have been made. Apart from this, police officers and force have been deployed in the inner and outer perimeter of the stadium. For the first time, CCTV cameras have been installed inside the stadium through which we will be able to keep a close watch on the spectators,” said Khurania.

He also requested the spectators to ensure that the match should be conducted smoothly. “It is a pride for Odisha that an international match has been allotted. Taking this into consideration, the spectators should thoroughly enjoy the match and refrain from creating disturbance during the match,” Khurania said.

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