Tight security arrangements will be made for the first Test match between India and Bangladesh to be played at Holkar stadium in Indore. Since the Supreme Court is likely to give its verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case by 4-15 November, the police department is gearing up to take adequate security measures for this test match to be played in the city from 14 November.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, ADGP of Indore range Varun Kapoor said that in respect to the possible decision of the Supreme Court, it has been decided to deploy additional security personnel at the match venue. He noted that they are also reviewing the security arrangements for the deployment of force in the eight districts of the Indore range.
“The match is being held at a sensitive time as there is a possibility that the Supreme Court will pronounce a verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. Despite that, we will put in place elaborate security arrangements by drawing adequate police force for the match,” Kapoor was quoted as saying by Cricket Country.
He told that the police is also keeping a close eye on social media platforms and have warned of bad consequences if someone tries to spread hatred or disturb communal harmony.
Bangladesh tour of India gets underway from 3rd November with the start of first T20 at Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi. India will be without the services of their captain Virat Kohli, who was given the rest after eight months of non stop cricket. Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma will lead the team in his absence. The team boasts of some of the youngsters like Sanju Samson, Khaleel Ahmed and Rishabh Pant, who will look to cement their place in the shortest format of the game.
The two other T20’s will be played at Rajkot(7th November) and Nagpur(10th November). The action will move to test matches from 14th November in Indore followed by 2nd test at Kolkata from 22nd November.