World T20: Security Tightened For Pakistan Team in Mohali

Pakistan face New Zealand on Tuesday.

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Pakistan’s cricket team offering namaz after a training session at PCA Mohali on the eve of World Cup T20 match against New Zealand on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Security was tightened at the PCA stadium in Mohali as the Pakistan cricket team honed their skills during the practice session ahead of Tuesday’s ICC World Twenty20 match against New Zealand.

Besides additional force that was deployed in and around the cricket stadium, sniffer dogs were also pressed into service. Commandos also stood guard close to the practice area of the PCA stadium keeping strict vigil. On the match day as well, heavy security and barricades will be set up, a police official said. “We do not want to take any chance with security. We have made foolproof arrangements,” he said.

Vehicles were also being thoroughly checked, he said. Tight security has also been thrown around the five-star hotel in Chandigarh, where the team is staying. “We are maintaining a strict vigil,” a Chandigarh police official said.

Policemen in plainclothes have also been put on duty in Chandigarh and Mohali to keep a check on suspicious persons. Special traffic routes had been designated through which the team travels from hotel at Chandigarh to stadium at Mohali. Led by Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan team reached Chandigarh on Sunday. They lost by six wickets to India on Saturday in Kolkata.

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