India Vs South Africa T20 in Barabati: 82 platoons of police force to be deployed, face masks compulsory for audience
Cuttack: With an aim to make the much-awaited T-20 match between India and South Africa to be played at the iconic Barabati Stadium in Cuttack hassle-free, the Commissionerate of Police has decided to deploy 82 platoons of police force (62 platoons force in Cuttack and 20 platoons force in Bhubaneswar) in the Twin Cities of Odisha.
While briefing DGP S.K Bansal about the security arrangements, Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi informed that 3 DCPs, 7 Additional DCPs, 32 ACPs, 45 Inspectors, 277 SI/ASI, 21 Traffic Havildars, 92 Traffic Constables, 176 APR Constables, 43 Women Constables, 171 Homeguards and 186 Section Forces will be deployed to provide security during the math.
The Police Commissioner also informed that in case any cop is found watching the game without doing his/her duty will face disciplinary action.
He also stated that every visitor to the stadium will have to mandatorily wear face masks and those who violate the rule will be strictly penalized.
According to sources, the Indian team will go to the stadium tomorrow for net practice between 1 PM and 4 PM while the visitor will have net practice from 5 PM to 8 PM.
The second T20 match of India Vs South Africa would begin at 7 PM on June 12 at Barabati Stadium.
On the other hand, the Odisha Fire Service Department has also made the following elaborate arrangements: