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Bangladesh to tighten security

Security will be beefed up during the triangular one-day series involving India, South Africa and Bangladesh starting later this week, officials said on Monday.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2003 19:01 IST
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Security will be beefed up during the triangular one-day series involving India, South Africa and Bangladesh starting later this week, officials said on Monday.

Bangladesh face India in the tournament's opening match on Friday.

"The authorities have accepted our appeal to deploy adequate security forces during the series," Nurul Kabir Shaheen, a Bangladesh Cricket Board official, told Reuters.

Security is a priority following protests against the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in the country over the last two weeks.

At least 500 police and other security personnel will be deployed in the Dhaka stadium match venue and players' hotels.

The India and South Africa teams are scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday.

A total of seven one-day internationals in the tournament will be played under lights, with the top two teams meeting in the final on April 20.

First Published: Apr 07, 2003 19:01 IST