Tight security measures will be put in place for the upcoming T20 match scheduled to take place on December 30. Police sources said that security measures were being planned in detail in and around the MA Chidambaram Stadium at Chepauk where the match will take place, and that a three-tier security was likely.
Vehicular traffic changes were also likely to be made in the roads around the venue and cricket-lovers will be subjected to checks before entering the venue, police said.
Earlier this month, a four-member inspection team from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) met City Police Commissioner S George to discuss about the team’s itinerary, place of stay, security arrangements and other logistics for the conduct of the match.
The inspection team was led by PCB general manager (media affairs) Nadeem Sarwar and comprised Ehsan Saidq, Director security and vigilance, PCB, Sohail Khan, DIG Operations, Punjab Police (Pakistan) and Usman Wallah, Manager (Operations), International Cricket.
Officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) general manager (game development) prof RS Shetty, Anti-Corruption and Security unit chief Ravi Sawani, Manager (cricket operations) Suru Nayak, and office-bearers Ganesan and KS Viswanathan of Tamilnadu Cricket Academy were also present during the meeting.
It maybe recalled that the bilateral series is to take place after a gap of five years. The last time the two countries met in a bilateral series was in 2007 when Pakistan toured India.