Bouncers to undergo behavioural training ahead of Indore ODI

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Oct 11, 2015 20:04 IST
Women formed long queues to get ticket for ODI match against S Africa, in Indore on Sunday. (Shankar Mourya/HT photo)

In order to ensure that no cricket fan faces problem while undergoing security check or entering the Holkar stadium, Indore district administration will conduct special behavioural training of private bouncers on crowd management ahead of the India - South Africa ODI match.

Apart from a large number of police jawans, several private bouncers and guards will be deployed in and around the stadium, particularly at entry points of stadium to manage crowd.

The administration has decided to provide the training, keeping in mind an untoward incident during an ODI match in 2011 between India and West Indies, where private bouncers manhandled spectators, while undergoing security checks at entry points.

A bouncer was booked by Tukoganj police for stopping a top administrative official during two Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the same year.

Speaking to Hindustan Times during a security review at Holkar stadium on Sunday, Indore divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey said, “We had directed the deputy inspector general of police (DIG) to conduct special behavioural training of private bouncers to be deployed inside and outside the stadium. Apart from training, police will keep past record of each and every bouncer,” commissioner said.

On police security arrangements, Dubey said it would be a three-layer security and about 2500 to 3000 police jawans will be on duty.

Dubey said that to maintain crowd vigil and avoid incidents like the match at Barabati Stadium, the administration has banned water bottles inside the stadium, but water (in plastic pouches) will be available inside the stadium, along with food items.

No stray dog, animal around stadium

To bar stray cattle and dogs from entering the Holkar stadium during the India-SA match, a six-member team of Indore Municipal Corporation has launched a campaign against stray animals in and around the stadium since the past week.

IMC health officer Dr Uttam Yadav said, “So far, our team has caught in between 25 and 30 dogs from the area. The dogs will be sterilized and returned to the same area after the ODI.”

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