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Vikash Sharma

Cuttack: A thick blanket of security will be in place for players, match officials as well as spectators for the upcoming India-West Indies one day international (ODI) cricket match to be played at Barabati stadium on December 22.

A whopping 63 platoons of police will be deployed in and around the stadium, informed Cuttack DCP Akhileswar Singh after reviewing the arrangements at the stadium today.

According to Singh, spectators will be allowed inside the stadium after a three-tier ticket checking - at the outer gate, inner gate as well as near the respective galleries. Singh said that extra care will be taken to ensure that no spectator sneaks into the stadium with any banned objects. Already CCTV cameras are being installed at multiple strategic locations. A review will be done to ensure that all the cameras cover bulk of the space in and around the stadium, he added.

Senior officials of the Commissionerate Police informed that the special police arrangements will be made for over the counter sale of tickets which will begin from December 19.

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