With the World Cup 2023 finals is scheduled to play in Ahmedabad, security has been increased due to the visit of famous personalities to the stadium.
Over 6000 Security Personnel deployed for WC finals
India is set to face five times champion Australia in the finals of the 2023 edition. They have been running an unbeaten streak by winning 10 matches in a row. On the other hand, Australia reached the finals by defeating South Africa in the semifinals.
With huge expectations arised for the finals of the World Cup 2023, BCCI have taken necessary actions to ensure the security problems. More than 6000 security personnel will be deployed in Ahmedabad city and Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles are expected to attend ICC Men’s ODI cricket finale, said Ahmedabad Comissioner of Police, GS Malik.
While speaking a press conference, Malik elaborated about the security arrangements with Personnel from Gujarat Police, Rapid Action Force, home guards and have made mind the movement of over one lakh spectators and the presence of several personalities at the stadium.
“Over 6,000 police personnel will be deployed to ensure that the mega event passes off without any trouble. Of these 6,000 personnel, nearly 3,000 will be stationed inside the stadium, while others will be deployed to guard other key locations, such as hotels where players and other dignitaries are staying,” said Malik.
While one company of RAF will be deployed inside the stadium, another will be on duty outside the stadium, said Malik. Adding to the security, city police have created a temporary command and control centre inside the venue equipped with a wireless network that works even when mobile communication fails.
He said four IPS officials of IG and DIG rank with 23 deputy commissioner of Police rank officials will supervise and guide the personnel on the match day. 39 Assistant Commissioners of police and 92 police inspectors in the city, said the Ahmedabad police chief.
10 Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad along with two teams of Chetak Commandos an elite unit are stationed near the stadium.
While speaking about any threats received on the match, Malik said that media should not highlight such threats issued by some unknown persons sitting outside India.
“We are well prepared for any threat. Some people sitting in Canada or any other country just send a threat email or share audio or video of a threat and the media hypes it. I believe that there is no need to give recognition to such things,” said Malik.
Other personalities like Union Home Minister Amit Shah, US Ambassdor to India Eric Garcetti Minister for Home affairs and Law of Singapore K. Shanmugam, Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma are expected to attend the final match at the stadium.
The Indian Air Force reowned Surya Kiran Aerobatice team is scheduled to put up an air show ahead of the game on Sunday.
The finals match of the World Cup 2023, will kickstart on 02:00PM IST at Narendra Modi Stadium.