Indian team arrives in Nagpur for match against SA

Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 23:44 PM IST

Nagpur: The Indian cricket team led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived in Nagpur on Thursday evening for the March 12 World Cup match against South Africa at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) stadium at Jamatha.

The South Africans have already arrived here and had a training session today. India will have training session tomorrow, VCA said.

The match is a full house, it said.

Meanwhile, VCA chief Sudhir Dabir and Commissioner of Police, Ankush Dhanvijay said that adequate security arrangements have been made for the match.

Two officers of the rank of Inspector General (IG), two additional commissioners, four deputy commissioners of police/Ss.P., 21 assistant commissioners of police, 17 police inspectors, 174 police sub-inspectors, 215 constables/head constables and four companies of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), a total of 1500 policemen would be deployed.

The VCA has made free transport arrangements for fans to reach the venue. Hundred star buses would play from 9 am onwards from various locations to the VCA stadium. The fans will have to show entry passes for free travel, Dabir said.

PTI