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Security stepped up in Ctg ahead of BD-Zim cricket tour

  • Published at 08:35 pm November 6th, 2014

Chittagong Metropolitan Police has ramped up security in the port city ahead of the tour of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe cricket teams from tomorrow to November 24.

A Test match, two One-Day International matches and a practice match are scheduled to be held at Zahur Ahmad Chowdhury Divisional Stadium while the CMP has instructed the audience not to bring anything in the stadium except water bottles and cameras.

A total of 2,500 law enforcers, including police, RAB and Railway Police, will be on duty to provide security for the players, cricket officials and guests, said CMP Commissioner Abdul Jalil Mandal during a press briefing at the CMP headquarters yesterday.

Players and officials would receive police escort and they would be transported on routes with zero traffic congestion, he said, adding that they would check in at The Peninsula Chittagong after landing at Shah Amanat International Airport on a flight of US-Bangla Airlines in the morning.

The CMP commissioner said areas adjacent to the stadium and the hotel would also be under surveillance to avert any unwanted situation.

“As Chittagong is a tourist city, we have to take the opportunity to attract foreigners which will help spread the message about our tourist attractions abroad,” said.

CMP Additional Commissioners Banaz Kumar Majumder and AKM Shahidur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner Masudul Alam and several top officials were present at the briefing.