IND vs WI Barabati ODI: Teams Arrive in Bhubaneswar Amid Tight Security


Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: The Indian and the West Indies cricket teams arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport at around 1 pm today and were escorted to the hotel by platoons of armed police force.

The Commissionerate Police have made elaborate security arrangements in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Both the teams will move to Cuttack Barabati stadium tomorrow for their practice sessions. While West Indies will go for nets at 9 am tomorrow, India will go for practice at around 1 pm tomorrow.

Besides, a police camp has also been set up in front of the Hotel Mayfair where the rooms have been booked for both the teams.

A mock drill of the carcade was held yesterday from the Biju Patnaik International Airport to Hotel.

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.

Sources said at least 63 platoons of the police force and a Rapid Action Force contingent comprising 300 officers have been deployed to maintain law and order situation till the high profile match ends.

The Police Commissioner also requested the spectators to ensure that the match should be conducted smoothly.

The one-day match between India and West Indies will be held on December 22.

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