OCA beefs up security in Barabati ahead of second ODI

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Cuttack : India’s one of the oldest cricketing venues Barabati Stadium is all set to host the second ODI between India and England on January 19. The security has been beefed up in the stadium after the bottle throwing incident in October 2015, between India and South Africa.

It was a dismissal performance in the ODI when the gallery 4 crowd went crazy and started throwing bottle to the ground. The incident raised the eyeballs of the OCA and the seats have been barricaded.   

Month long preparations for the most awaited match is finally in last stages with police, administration in active mode to make the event successful and controversy free.

While the tickets booking has been closed and completed for the match both the host and the visitor teams will arrive in the city on Wednesday a day before the match.

Security has been beefed up in various places of the twin city while for ensuring hassle free and smooth conduct of crowd and match as many as 63 platoons of police force will be deployed. Similarly, 300 police officers, Anti Terrorist Squad, SPF will also be deployed in the stadium.

India won the first ODI by three wickets.