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Players of Indian and Sri Lankan cricket teams arrived in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:18/12/17; Players of Indian and Sri Lankan cricket teams arrived in Odisha capital today for the T20 international cricket match scheduled to be held at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack on December 20.

The players reached Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here from Visakhapatnam in a special aircraft and were escorted to Hotel Mayfair in the city amid tight security. As per the schedule, they will go to the stadium tomorrow for practise session. As many as 50 rooms of the hotel have been booked for the players, supporting staff and match officials.

Police have beefed up security in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in view of the sporting event. While 68 platoons of police force will be deployed at the Barabati stadium, 25 platoons of police force will be in charge of security of the players in Bhubaneswar, police sources said.

Notably, gates of the stadium will be opened for spectators from 3 pm on the match day and water bottles and pouches will not be allowed inside the stadium during the match.


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