Indian, Pakistani cricket teams reach Kolkata amid high security

November 27th, 2007 - 8:12 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Nov 27 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani cricket teams reached here today amidst tight security following an email threat targeting the visiting team.
“We have taken the email threat into consideration. Every time a match is played we maintain tight security and this time too we will provide best of security to the players,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kolkata (South), Javed Shamim said.
The second test of three match series will be played from November 30 to December 4 at the Eden Gardens.
On Saturday, a television news channel, India TV, had received an email that threatened Pakistani team to leave India, and demanded their withdrawal from the ongoing Test series against the hosts.
The e-mail sent from a Yahoo id also gave details of the ‘impending’ blasts in different cities including, New Delhi, Kolkata and Islamabad.
The Police Commissioner in Kolkata also received another email threat on Monday after which an emergency meeting of the top brass police officials was called to arrange for flawless security arrangements for the players.
Three tiers of security arrangements, comprising forces from West Bengal Police, Kolkata Police and CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) Commandos, will be in place for the cricketers.
India romped to a six-wicket win over Pakistan in the first test at Ferozshah Kotla ground in New Delhi on Monday, taking the lead in the three-match series. (ANI)

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