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Delhi police ban coins at IPL venue

delhi Updated: Apr 08, 2011 23:28 IST

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Check your wallet and remove coins from it before leaving home for the Feroz Shah Kotla ground to watch the cricket match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

Coin, for the first time, has been added to the list of restricted items for the seven IPL matches to take place in Delhi on security grounds.

Other items that will not be allowed inside the stadium are electronic items such as laptop, camera, transistor, digital diary, remote-controlled car keys, eatables, food packets, water bottles, cigarettes, lighters, match boxes, knives and arms.

“Coins can injure people severely which is why people are asked not to carry them in their pockets while entering the stadium,” said a police officer.

Delhi police, however, will not be responsible for the loss of coins. “This time we are not going to collect coins at the entry gate. Coins taken out at the entry gate will not be returned to the claimants,” said the officer.

During Commonwealth Games, Delhi police had a tough time counting unclaimed coins collected from visitors. Meanwhile, the traffic police have also made elaborate traffic arrangements for the matches.