HYDERABAD: Considering the unsavoury incidents over ticket sales a couple of days ago, the Hyderabad police are taking no chances and have made elaborate arrangements to provide tight security for Sunday's third and series-deciding Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal here. A stampede-like situation occurred on Thursday when thousands of fans had gathered at the Hyderabad Gymkhana to buy offline tickets. The police had to take some strong measures to control the crowd.
The police are expecting a crowd of nearly 40,000 people for the crucial game on Sunday and will be deploying around 2500 police personnel to guard, facilitate the movement of players, monitor traffic and ensure smooth entry and exit of the spectators. According to reports in the local media, the local police have issued a list of prohibited items -- pets, eatables, cigarettes, video cameras, laptops, lighters, matchboxes, firecrackers, selfie sticks, sharp objects, helmets, backpacks, alcohol and drugs -- that will not be allowed into the stadium. IANS
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