Terror threat to India-South Africa Jaipur ODI
Security at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium was stepped up after a terror alert.
Jaipur: Security at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here was stepped up considerably on Thursday following a terror alert by the security agencies.
According to reports, security agencies are questioning a man who claims to have overheard a conversation between two suspected militants about a possible terror strike at the stadium during the first one-day international between India and South Africa, scheduled to be held on February 21.
Intelligence agencies had earlier also warned about terror strikes during various sporting events to be held in the country this year including the Hockey World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.
Hockey World Cup begins in New Delhi on February 28 while the Commonwealth Games are scheduled for October 2010.
Earlier, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday had assured all the visiting countries of foolproof security for the upcoming hockey world cup.
The assurance came a day after Pakistan-based HuJI chief and al-Qaida commander Ilyas Kashmiri reportedly warning foreign players against participating in the forthcoming sports events in the country.
"All security would be provided to players," Chidambaram told reporters.
"No one would be allowed to dictate terms to us," he added after reviewing the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting of the unified command, a strategic group comprising representatives of the army, paramilitary forces, police and intelligence agencies.