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Six cops suspended ahead of fourth ODI

Six policemen, deployed for the fourth one-dayer between India and Pakistan at Gwalior, are suspended for not doing their duty properly.

cricket Updated: Nov 13, 2007 18:13 IST

Six police personnel, deployed for the fourth cricket one-dayer between India and Pakistan here, have been suspended for not doing their duty properly.

Inspector General of Police D S Sengar, who visited the venue Captain Roop Singh stadium, was not satisfied with the security arrangements and suspended the six cops.

Sengar visited the venue in plain clothes yesterday. He not only entered the stadium but also reached to the pitch uninterrupted.

After this disciplinary measure, security has been tightened with the deployment of over 2000 armed personnel. Close-circuit television cameras are also keeping a strict vigil at stadium, which last hosted an international match in 2003.

The team hotel -- Ushakiran Palace -- has been turned into a fortress with no one being allowed to venture nearby.

Strict security arrangements will also be made during the teams' practice session tomorrow.

Police have issued clear instructions for fans that they cannot carry anything into the stadium. Criminal case will be registered against any person who is found to be carrying fire crackers or inflammable objects to the galleries.

Besides the security measures, five giant TV screens will be installed at various places in the city for the benefit of fans.

Special arrangements have been made for Pakistani nationals by installing counters at the airport, railway station and bus stand.

Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association chief Jyotiraditya Scindia has also inspected the arrangements being done at the stadium for the one-dayer.

First Published: Nov 13, 2007 18:07 IST