HYDERABAD: The third T20 match between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium would be held amidst high security on Friday here. Around 1,800 policemen including armed platoons, teams of OCTOPUS (Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations) would be deployed at the stadium, said Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.Speaking to media on Thursday, the commissioner said elaborate bandobast arrangements have been made in order to ensure smooth conduct of the match and safety of players and public. Around 56 cctv cameras have been installed in and around the stadium.
Anti-sabotage checks with the help of eight bomb disposal teams would continue until conclusion of the match. Separate teams are also being deployed for checking the movements of antisocial elements, he said. The commissioner said that laptops, cameras, food and tobacco items will not be permitted inside the stadium. “Separate vendor supervising team is deployed to keep watch on the vendors to ensure sale of eatables at prices prescribed by the authorities. The antecedents of the personnel, who are being engaged by the sponsors are thoroughly checked,” said commissioner.