Indore, Apr 7 (PTI) Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant to be held at the Holkar Stadium. More than 1,600 police personnel have been deployed in and around the stadium to ensure smooth conduct of the match, an official said. He said 70 CCTV cameras have been installed as part of the arrangements at the stadium, which has a seating capacity of 26,000. “Effective and elaborate arrangements have been made with the deployment of over 1,600 personnel, including eight IPS officers. There would be three-tier security arrangements,” DIG Harinarayanchari Mishra said. Mishra said the police were also taking steps to check black marketing and forgery of IPL tickets.
During the current edition of the T20 event, Kings XI Punjab have made the Holkar Stadium as their home ground. The team is playing three matches in the city – against Rising Pune Supergiant (April 8), Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 10) and Mumbai Indians (April 20). Moreover, few days ago, the crime branch of city police today arrested three persons, in separate cases, for selling tickets of the Indian Premier League matches here in the black market as well as for selling fake tickets. In another case, the crime branch arrested a person called Anil from Bhawarkua area and seized 15 fake tickets of IPL matches. Indore’s Holkar Stadium is the `home ground’ of IPL team Kings’ Eleven Punjab. The team would play here against Rising Pune Supergiant on April 8, Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 10 and Mumbai Indians on April 20.
“On a tip-off, we arrested Vijay and another person, his accomplice, from Maharani Road area for black-marketing of tickets costing Rs 1600 and Rs 2200, and seized 15 tickets,” said Additional Superintendent of Police Amrendra Singh. “The tickets had been booked online and being sold at double the price,” the ASP added. Initially, it was reported that two gates of Holkar Stadium and the office of a senior Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) official few days back had sealed by the civic body for non-payment of property tax worth over Rs 29 lakh.