Pak team practices ahead of highly anticipated World Cup semi final against India

March 27th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh Mohali, Mar.27 (ANI): Ahead of their highly anticipated World Cup semi-final clash against India, the Pakistan cricket team has been seen sweating it out at the nets in an intense training session at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali.

The Pakistan team arrived at the stadium for practice amid tight security, following a security alert issued by agencies about militant threats by Pakistan-based outfits. Police forces in large numbers have been deployed around the venue and the hotels where the teams are staying.

GPS Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of police, Mohali said: “Keeping the threats in mind, the precautions which have to be taken, are in place and trained intelligent officers have been deployed for security. Around 2000 members of the Punjab police apart from the central forces will be in place.”

The India-Pakistan semifinal is scheduled for Wednesday in Mohali. The team had arrived in Chandigarh, amid tight security on Friday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are expected to watch the match at the stadium. (ANI)

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