Police evaluate security arrangements at stadium

Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 19:03 PM IST

Kochi: Top police officials on Tuesday evaluated the entire security arrangements at the Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium at nearby Kaloor, venue of the Oct 17 India-Australia one day match.

Police officers headed by Kochi city police commissioner, Manoj Abraham, today visited the stadium to discuss the security related issues for the upcoming ODI, Kerala Cricket Association press release said.

They also visited various entry points and suggested various measures for the smooth conduct of the match. Decision has been taken to cover the entire spectator area as part of the security measures and to keep the players area sterile.

Special commandos will be posted at the boundary level to control the unauthorised entry inside the ground. The police officials also suggested putting up of survilence camera at the entry points and seating areas.

The preparations for the match are in full swing. Due to the excellent drainage system, the heavy downpour has not adversely affected the ground preparations. Rolling of wickets with light roller has started.

Replacement of old chairs has been completed and Frame work of the Corporate and Press box was in progress.

KCA has partnered with Federal bank for the exclusive rights to sell the tickets, which would be issued through selected federal bank branches. There are also has facilities to buy tickets online.

The ticket sales will start by October 7 and would end on Oct 15. The tickets rates are Rs 300, Rs 1000, Rs 2000, Rs 3000, and Rs 5000. Students, club members and women will get special concession on tickets.

KCA has also entered into an agreement with oriental insurance company for the insruance coverage of the match.

PTI