Indian, Sri Lankan teams arrive for Mohali Twenty20 tie

Updated: 10 December 2009 12:42 IST

The Indian and Sri Lankan teams arrived here this evening for their second and final Twenty20 International at PCA grounds at Mohali.

Indian, Sri Lankan teams arrive for Mohali Twenty20 tie

Chandigarh:

The Indian and Sri Lankan teams arrived here this evening for their second and final Twenty20 International at PCA grounds at Mohali.

The Indian team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, checked in at Hotel Taj here without Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra and Ishant Sharma.

The Delhi quartet will join the team tomorrow. The Sri Lankans, led by captain Kumar Sangakkara, also checked in at the same hotel.

The teams arrived here after playing their first Twenty20 International at Nagpur, which the visitors won by 29 runs. Immediately after their arrival, Dhoni and his team-mates cut a cake that had been prepared by the Taj staff to celebrate the team becoming the top ranked Test side in the world.

Yuvraj Singh, who hails from the city, will celebrate his 28th birthday on Saturday.

The two teams will have a practice session at the PCA grounds tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, tight security arrangements have been made at the Taj and also in and around the PCA grounds at Mohali.

Barricades have been put outside the team hotel in Sector 17 here and vehicular traffic would be diverted from near the hotel till the time the teams return on Sunday afternoon. Police personnel have been deployed in and around the hotel on round-the-clock duty.



Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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