ALL SET FOR INDIA–SRI LANKA MATCH IN MOHALI TOMORROW; SRI LANKA TEAM STUCK IN THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO RAIN, EXPECTED TO REACH MOHALI TODAY

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The Hush Post: The India-Sri Lanka match will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Wednesday amid tight security. Over 1300 police personnel and other security personnel have been delegated the responsibility of round the clock vigil on the area around the match venue. People have been asked to be very cautious and to immediately inform the police in case of any suspicious object or activity.

The Indian cricket team arrived in Mohali on Monday for the second ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. pic courtesy:indianexpress.com

A three tier security has been put into place, according to the police. Police men in civilian clothes will keep a strict vigil inside and outside the stadium. SWAT and ARP teams have been hauled up, Sniper guns and LMGs have been placed at the buildings nearby.  Mobile phones would be under surveillance inside the stadium. ID proofs of people residing in hotels, restaurants and nearby residential areas have been checked .

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan cricket team was left stranded in the hill town Dharamshala due to heavy rain. The Sri Lankan team’s chartered plane could not take off for Mohali due to bad weather on Monday. Media in-charge of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Mohit Sood, informed that while the Indian team reached Mohali on time, incessant rain and bad weather left Sri Lanka stranded at the airport for about four hours. The team went back to the team hotel and is likely to fly out on Tuesday. The Sri Lanka team did not want to travel by road at night, but with the weather gods play truant, they might have to take the road today.The ground staff at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali wrapped the pitch and the outfield under a thick cover due to the persistent drizzle, which might wean off by Wednesday, going by the weather forecast by the Met Department.

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