BCCI to tighten security for Twenty20

Updated: 22 October 2007 18:14 IST

BCCI has started measures to prevent repetition of the boorish crowd behaviour at the Twenty20 International between the teams in Mumbai

BCCI to tighten security for Twenty20

Mumbai:

The BCCI has started measures to prevent repetition of the boorish crowd behaviour during the seventh and final One Day International between India and Australia at the one-off Twenty20 International between the teams in Mumbai on October 20.

"The BCCI has appointed Chief Administrative Officer Prof Ratnakar Shetty to deal with the crowd control issue and it will be done in consultation with the Mumbai police," said BCCI Vice President Lalit Modi on Thursday.

The BCCI action follows loutish crowd behaviour at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday when a section of the spectators abused Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds and heckled him during the prize distribution function after the match.

Symonds is already in the centre of a race-related row during the series.

"We can only persuade the crowd to control themselves, but cannot make any arrests. All we can do is to eject people from the ground," said the BCCI official.

Another BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla said police personnel would be posted in various enclosures to prevent a recurrence of the despicable incident which visiting team skipper Ricky Ponting said "left a bad taste" after Wednesday's match.

Modi also said that to prevent ticket duplications at the Twenty20 tie to be held at the Brabourne Stadium, four different features have been incorporated into each ticket and there would be two levels of ticket checking.

Topics : Cricket ICC World Twenty20 2012
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