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Tight security for Nagpur test

Security would remain tight for the fourth cricket test against Australia following TV news reports of a terrorist threat targeting star batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

cricket Updated: Nov 03, 2008 16:35 IST

Nagpur police said security would remain tight for the fourth cricket test against Australia following TV news reports of a terrorist threat targeting star batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

Nagpur police commissioner Pravin Dixit said there were no immediate plans to bolster already tight security. He denied a new threat to Tendulkar, but worked on the presumption that anything was possible after a threat from militant organizations received by federal agencies a few years ago.

"There will be tight security as usual, but there's no new threat," Dixit told The Associated Press in the central Indian city of Nagpur. "The center (federal government) had issued an advisory a few years ago, but at present there is no threat." "Security is always tight," he said.

TV reports said federal intelligence agencies had sent a high alert after intercepting communications mentioning "Sachin."