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RAB DG: Tight security for Under-19 World Cup

  • Published at 07:08 pm January 23rd, 2016

Rapid Action Battalion has taken strict measures to ensure the security of players participating in the upcoming ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to start on January 27.

The matches will be held at eight venues in four districts of the country.

In a press briefing held at Le Meridian hotel in the city yesterday, RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed said a monitoring cell has been established in the hotel to oversee security of players in all four districts. Besides, a command centre will be established in every venue before the tournament starts, he added.

Benazir said that the International Cricket Council and Bangladesh Cricket Board have also expressed their satisfaction over the security measures taken during a discussion earlier.

The RAB DG said security will be strict until the tournament ends and bomb squads, dog squads and vehicle scanners will be operational in every place the teams reach.