CA officials in talks with Indian counterparts, cops over security conditions in Hyderabad

Sydney, Feb 27 (ANI): Australian high-performance chief Pat Howard and the team's head of security held talks with the Indian board officials and police cops over the security arrangements in Hyderabad, where the second Test match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy would be played, following bombings that killed 12 people there last week.

Michael Clarke's team is due to fly to Hyderabad on Wednesday, but Howard, the general manager of team performance, and Frank Dimasi, Cricket Australia's full-time security official, have been there since Monday holding talks with Indian board officials and police, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The second Test venue was thrown into doubt last Thursday after two bombs were exploded near bus stands about 10 kilometres from the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, however, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ruled out shifting the match from the 34,000-capacity venue, the paper reported,

Hyderabad Cricket Association secretary MV Sridhar said his association would leave security to the experts.

Leaflets outlining security precautions will be distributed at the ground and listed on the back of each ticket. (ANI)