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CRICKET: Strong security arrangements rolled out for ODI decider in Kanpur

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2013 | 12:19 PM

Strong security arrangements have been put in place for the third and decisive One-Day International (ODI) between West Indies and India, which starts tonight Jamaica time at in Kanpur.

More than 5,000 police personnel and Rapid Action Force men have been called in to monitor the Green Park Stadium where the match will be played and the Landmark Hotel, where the players have been staying since their arrival yesterday.

60 closed-circuit television cameras and six jammers have been installed at various strategic points in and around the stadium to monitor the crowd and combat anti-social behavior.

Senior superintendent of police Yashasvi Yadav says they will scrutinise images taken by the closed-circuit television cameras to keep tab on mischief-mongers in the crowd and take immediate action.

Security personnel are also guarding the entire stretch from the hotel to Green Park Stadium and are keeping a vigil of the Somdutt Plaza, a shopping complex situated adjacent to the hotel.

Three thousand constables have been deployed inside and outside the stadium.

West Indies defeated India by two wickets in the second ODI on Sunday after losing the first by six wickets thereby setting the stage for an exciting deciding fixture.


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