65 platoons police to be deployed for Indi-South Africa T-20 match at Barabati


BHUBANESWAR, SEPT 24: As many as 65 platoons of police force along with 150 officers will be deployed in Cuttack for ensuring security during the T-20 international cricket match to be played between India and South Africa at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on October 5.
Twenty five platoons of force and 100 officers will be deployed in Bhubaneswar where the players will stay, informed Twin City Police Commissioner Rajendra Prasad Sharma at a preparatory meeting here today.
Sharma said as many as 150 CCTV cameras will be installed in the stadium to keep a close watch on anti-social elements.
“Odisha Cricket Association will also deploy 500 guards in and around the stadium to assist police. This apart, anti-terrorist squad and Special Operation Group (SoG) will be mobilised in the twin-cities,” Sharma said.
OCA Secretary Asirbad Behera said, audience will enter the stadium through 18 gates. To avoid duplication of tickets and overcrowding of the stadium, OCA has numbered the seats for the first time, ” informed Behera.
The meeting was attended by Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora , Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrat Bhoi and OCA officials and staff of the hotel where players are scheduled to stay.

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