Cuttack:The Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers will be provided additional security during their stay for the third ODI of the bilateral series scheduled to be held here on December 21.
'Since some Indian players are given Z Plus security as per the decision of Central government and the Sri Lankan players are to be treated as national guests, we are bound to give a great deal of emphasis on security of players for their stay in Orissa,' Orissa Cricket Association President Ranjib Biswal said on Tuesday.
The decision on enhanced security was taken at the OCA's annual general meeting on Sunday keeping in mind the attack on Sri Lankan players in Pakistan earlier this year, he said.
Moreover, the assault of former Indian coach Greg Chappell at Bhubaneswar airport about three years ago also haunted OCA bosses which put not only cricket administrators, but the state to shame.
On the demand of some members, OCA has decided to reduce the price of tickets for affiliated club players.