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T20: Top cops review security arrangements at Barabati

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police YB Khurania today visited Barabati Stadium and took stock of the security arrangements ahead of the of T20 match between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on December 20.

Senior police officials, including Cuttack DCP Akhilesvar Singh and Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) officials were also present.

The OCA has set a target to start selling of ticket from December 14. Of the total 32,402 tickets, OCA will sell 22,041 tickets till December 17, sources said. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 43,000 spectators.

The State cricket body has made elaborate arrangements from making drinking water arrangements in the galleries to installing CCTV cameras in the entire stadium to ensure hassle free match.

Earlier on October 7, a joint team of Sri Lankan Cricket Board and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) visited the Barabati stadium to inspect the ground and other facilities for the ensuing T20 international.

Meanwhile, the OCA has insured the ensuing match for Rs 20 crore. The insurance policy will cover almost all possible eventualities, including terror attack and also components like cancellation of the match due to fire, natural calamities such as flood and earthquake and even rains, sources said.

The spectators too have been covered under the public liability insurance policy. The OCA has paid a premium of Rs 12 lakh for the insurance policy.

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