India vs South Africa: Team India's security paramount, ACU Chief Ajit Singh warns State Associations

During the second T20I at Mohali, there was several invasions on the pitch by fans
India vs South Africa: Team India's security paramount, ACU Chief Ajit Singh warns State AssociationsIndia vs South Africa: Team India's security paramount, ACU Chief Ajit Singh warns State Associations
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After the first game at Dharamsala got washed out without a single ball being bowled, Team India travelled to Mohali to find that there was no security arrangements made for its players by the Chandigarh Police due to non-payment of dues. While, the team hotel provided the security for the teams on the first day, the police were back in charge on the second day.

BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Chief Ajit Singh has warned State associations against any security lapse on an off the field.

A BCCI functionary said that a mail has been sent to all the hosting associations and they have been told that such a lapse will not be tolerated as it can lead to a dangerous situation.

"ACU Chief Ajit Singh has written to all the hosting associations and has made it clear that such a lapse will not be tolerated in the future. Lack of security arrangements can be a major issue and can even lead to a dangerous issue because we are all aware that fans can go overboard in order to show their love for their favorite players."

The ACU Chief has also asked for beefed up security inside the stadium in order to avoid pitch invasions during the game.

"To deter pitch invasions, security staff should be positioned between the boundary rope and the public fencing. The security staff should be positioned to face the crowd. The security personnel should be placed at equidistant intervals around the boundary and be placed in the immediate vicinity of the traditional fielding positions including long off, long on, deep fine leg, deep third man, deep mid-wicket and deep cover."

During the second T20I, there were several instances of people invading the pitch and the ACU has made it clear that these lapses should be stopped with immediate effect.

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